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US News United States: "Bad treatment" of migrants by horse-border guards

02:40  21 september  2021
02:40  21 september  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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D ES Photos showing border guards on horseback pushing migrants near del Rio to Texas, aroused Monday a Strong emotion in the United States , where the Government of President Joe Biden announced the opening of an investigation to make all the light on the facts.

On a shot taken by a photographer used by AFP , a horse agent catches a man by his t-shirt. On another, he holds a remote group by turning his reins, in a threatening post.

These "Haitian migrant ill-treatments along the border are horrible and very disturbing," said the elected Democratic Bennie Thompson in a statement, which presides over the Commission on Internal Security in the House of Representatives.

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"It's horrible to watch," acknowledged the spokesman for the White House Jen Psaki at a press point. "I do not know the context, but I do not see what framework it would be appropriate," she added.

Equestrian patrols were deployed Sunday near the Rio Grande River, where thousands of migrants, including a majority of Haitians, campaign for several days in the hope of being admitted to the United States, explained to the press. Chief of the Raul Ortiz border guards.


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"I asked them to look for if individuals were distressed and gather information on smugglers," he added , emphasizing that "controlling a horse in a river is difficult".

It seems that, in this context, some have used long reins, added the Minister of Inland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. "We will conduct an investigation to be sure that the situation is that, if not, we will act accordingly," he said.

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The scene occurred while migrants washed in the Rio Great or crossed the river to get food at Mexico and bringing it back to their family remaining on the American soil, according to the author of the photos, Paul Ratje.

Suddenly, five or six horse-on agents arrived and asked them to return to Mexico. "The situation was tense, and the migrants started running to get around them," he reports. "One of the agents caught the man of the photo through the t-shirt. I do not think he was hurt".

"I have not seen lashes, but the agents have spinned their reins," he still told.

The tension is then fallivated, and the border guards left these migrants to join the Fortune camp.

20/09/2021 23:00:27 - DEL RIO (United States) - © 2021 AFP

The thousands of Haitian migrants have left their camp at the Mexicano-American border .
© AFP a Haitian migrant leaves goes to the Terraza Fandango refuge, in Ciudad Acuna, in the state of Coahuila, Mexico, September 24, 2021 . The latest migrants, mostly Haitians, who camped at the border with Texas, left the unhealthy camp located under the bridge of the city of Del Rio after being repressed. A week ago they were nearly 15,000 to wait in the chaos to request asylum in the United States.

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