White House Responds To Use Of Whips By Border Patrol On Haitian Migrants

Jen Psaki went live from the White House to issue comments on alarming images show Border Patrol Agents using whips on Haitians who have crossed into Del Rio.

D.H.S. has said in a tweet that it has reviewed footage emerging from the border and takes the allegations of abuse against migrants “very seriously.”

“The footage is extremely troubling, and the facts learned from the full investigation, which will be conducted swiftly, will define the appropriate disciplinary actions to be taken,” D.H.S. said.

The announcement of the investigation follows the publication of scenes from along the Rio Grande depicting what appears to be Border Patrol officials mounted on horseback chasing, grabbing and intimidating migrants, using their horses to physically block them from crossing further into the United States.

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