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U.S. Border Patrol on horseback seen whipping Haitian migrants

(Warning: This short article contains graphic images. Online video embedded at the bottom of this posting).


On Monday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Safety Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas sent a concept to would-be migrants, notably Haitians, wanting to enter the place seeking asylum at the southwest border: “People coming to the United States illegally will be returned, your journey will not thrive.”

Mayorkas denied that brokers whipped everyone but mentioned that officials would “investigate the specifics.”

White Dwelling Press Secretary Jen Psaki denounced the agent’s steps at a news conference in Washington D.C. on Monday indicating: “I never think anybody observing that footage would imagine it was suitable or proper.”


Online video was unveiled on Monday demonstrating mounted U.S. Border Patrol agents chasing and whipping Haitian migrants making an attempt to cross the Rio Grande near Del Rio, Texas.

Border Patrol agents could be heard screaming: “Let’s go! Get out now! Go back again to Mexico!” 

A lot more than 10,000 migrants have been living under a bridge on the Mexico-Texas border, below significantly squalid circumstances. The migrants, primarily from Haiti, have crossed the Rio Grande and are determined for help from the United States government.

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The disaster at the border has come to be a total-blown humanitarian crisis with temperatures reaching near 100 levels, infants staying existing, and nevertheless getting in the midst of a world pandemic.

Claimed one particular male, Ramses Colon, who is trying to find asylum from Cuba, “You stand there among hundreds with your tiny ticket ready for your switch.” The tickets incorporate figures for the refugees to be processed by U.S. Border Patrol.

In accordance to Immigration and Human Rights law firm Qasim Rashid, Esq., the appropriate way to lawfully seek out asylum is to cross the border and question for asylum. In a Tweet on Monday morning, he mentioned blocking asylum seekers violates American law.

Progressive Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who after immigrated to the U.S. from Somalia, named the Border Patrol’s actions “human rights abuses.”

“Cruel, inhumane, and a violation of domestic and international regulation. This demands a training course correction and the issuance of a apparent directive on how to humanely procedure asylums seekers at our border,” Rep. Omar wrote in her retweet.

After assuming office, President Biden granted Temporary Secured Standing to Haitians previously dwelling in the U.S. owing to situations in Haiti, which includes political unrest and normal disasters. Even so, the order does not use to new arrivals to the United States. A lot of migrants have presently been deported back to Haiti, angering advocates who believe that men and women are not staying given a reasonable prospect to attain asylum. 

The Biden administration is now planning to expel all Haitian migrants from their makeshift camp, in an exertion to mitigate the increasing humanitarian disaster at the border. The border has been closed to tourists, and all migrants will be tested for COVID-19 prior to remaining flown back to Haiti and other nations.