- The White House has finally condemned the US Border Patrol for its treatment of Haitian migrants gathered at the border.
- “You use your women, this is why your country is s***,” a Border Patrol agent screams at the crowd, echoing Trumps assessment of Haiti.
- Images of the horrific display inspired some to compare the abuse to how slave catchers treated enslaved people during the 19th century.
Josh Marcus from Independent writes:
“The White House has condemned the way Border Patrol has been treating Haitians massed at the border, where agents have been filmed berating the migrants and using whip-like lengths of cord to enforce their orders.
“I don’t think anyone seeing that footage would think it acceptable or appropriate,” Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday. “It’s horrible to watch.”
In one video, a Border Patrol agent can be seen screaming at a crowd of migrants, many of them shoeless after fording the Rio Grande in search of food and water, before charging at them on horseback.
“You use your women, this is why your country is s***,” the man says.
Tensions have been high Del Rio, Texas, along the US-Mexico border, where more than 12,000 migrants, many of them Haitians, have set up a makeshift refugee camp as they flee their home country’s disintegrating political situation and seek asylum.
On Sunday, the US began flying migrants out of the camps on flights back to the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, where the country has been reeling after a massive earthquake in August and the assassination of its president in July…”
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