White House: ‘Horrific’ to see border agents on horses chasing Haitian migrants, should ‘never’ happen

Pictures showing U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents chasing Haitian migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border on horseback are “horrific,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said, adding more information on the situation is needed.

“I’ve seen some of the footage, I don’t have the full context. I can’t imagine what context would make that appropriate, but I don’t have additional details, and certainly, … I don’t think anyone seeing that footage would think it was acceptable or appropriate,” Psaki said told reporters.a group of people walking down a river: U.S. Border Patrol agents deter Haitians from returning to the U.S. on the bank of the Rio Grande after migrants crossed back to Mexico for food and water on Sept. 19, 2021. 

CBP agents charged migrants carrying only food and water and the clothes on their backs as they tried to scramble onto the U.S. side of the river.

“Let’s go! Get out now! Back to Mexico!” agents shouted. One man stumbled and fell as he tried to dodge an agent’s whip.

When pressed on whether border patrol agents should be fired or allowed to do it again, Psaki said: “Of course they should never be able to do it again, I don’t know what the circumstances would be, it’s obviously horrific, the footage, I don’t have any more information on it so let me venture to do that and we’ll see if there’s more to convey.”a group of people riding on the back of a horse: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents on horseback try to stop Haitian migrants from entering an encampment on the banks of the Rio Grande near the Acuna Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas on Sept. 19, 2021. 

A camp of over 10,000 migrants who crossed the Rio Grande at a low point between Ciudad Acuña, Mexico and Del Rio, Texas, have been waiting beneath the international bridge in Del Rio to open an asylum claim. U.S. and Mexican officials warned Sunday that those in the camp would be deported back to Haiti.a group of people riding on the back of a horse: A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent on horseback tries to stop a Haitian migrant from entering an encampment on the banks of the Rio Grande near the Acuna Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas on Sept. 19, 2021.

Horace G. Campbell, professor of African American Studies and Political Science at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University called the expulsion of Haitians “inhumane” and “criminal.” 

“The economic conditions in Haiti since 2010 have been unspeakable,” said Campbell. “And what the United States government is doing is unspeakable given the crisis in Haiti …. as one person said, it amounts to something being criminal.”

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told reporters Monday that CBP is coordinating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard to move migrants to other processing locations for removal. The agency has moved approximately 3,500 migrants “over the last few days and 3,000 today,” he said. 

“We are in the midst of a pandemic and a critical migration challenge,”  Mayorkas said. “We continue to exercise the Centers for Disease Control (and Prevention’s) title 42 authority.”

Title 42 allows CBP to expel undocumented migrants to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It is “not an immigration authority, but a public health authority,” Mayorkas said.

Campbell vehemently disagreed with the deportation of Haitian migrants. 

“This is just perpetuating white racist stigma against the people of Haiti. And these people did not come from Haiti,” said Campbell. 

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: White House: ‘Horrific’ to see border agents on horses chasing Haitian migrants, should ‘never’ happen

16 thoughts on “White House: ‘Horrific’ to see border agents on horses chasing Haitian migrants, should ‘never’ happen

  1. We must keep an eye on the stinking democrats. They will move them to other parts of the country then turn them lose in the middle of the nite. Don’t believe anything that the border patrol or the Biden regime says, they are chronic liars.

  2. We have allowed tons of Mexicans to enter. They all have homes in Mexico but dumbbell Biden open border an they left their homes, sent their kids to this country. Again. They had a home. Like it or not. The poor Haitian people have no homes, with this last earthquake along with many others an never being able to rebuild their country due to the crooked government They have no home. Let them
    In and send the dam Mexicans back where they belong. In Mexico. This is sick. Vaccinate them
    An give them some help. Also. We have our own Americans living under bridges. Send the Mexicans back

    1. They are getting help….airfare back to Haiti.
      I don’t care where they are from, either immigrate legally or don’t come.
      Whatever happened to all that aid money Haiti should have gotten? That’s what needs investigation.

    2. Yes, there is a corrupt government same as in Puerto Rico. How does leaving a country make it better? Are you aware of the HIV rate in Haiti? It is endemic, bordering on epidemic. Drug use is rampant. But they have no money for food.

  3. She’s just another leftist liar shilling for that pervert. If our border agents did such a thing, there has to be a very good reason for it, as in: Beijing Biden deliberatey and treasonously flooding our beleagured country with millions of demoncrat voters and causing the agents to be overworked and depressed and making it impossible for them to do their ir real job.

  4. What’s the big deal? Mounted police have been chasing people for years. don’t run, they will come after you. There is a real problem there and somebody is doing something about it.

  5. Nothing wrong with it….horses have always been used in policing…especially in riot control. It could be worse than having your arm grabbed ….like rubber bullets, tear gas, & beat downs with batons that OUR police use on Americans.

    What’s the difference if he ran them down on foot? They still get arrested because they broke the law & came here illegally.

    What I want to know is who gave them the money to come here all the way from Haiti?

  6. If the BIDEN did their JOB at the BORDER, this WOULDN’T NEED to happen! One Enlightened Patriot. Team Trump And His Allies 2020 – MAGA (WE’RE NOT going away!).

  7. Protecting our country from invasion is the job of the military who should be stationed at any point where there is a threat, in full military gear, LOCKED and LOADED

    1. John, Tat is exactly the way I feel. One important purpose of the military is to protect us from invasion. Aren’t we being invaded now.

  8. I agree with John and Donald, lock and load, it sounds inhumane but we need to start thinking and saving our own people , country and way of life, we can not let everyone in save them in their own country. Most Americans feel the same no matter the color of our skin, we know these people are dragging us to their level they do not want to change and become part of our culture, they want and are changing thing to suit them and where they came from. It’s not going to get better with the ones who are supposed to be in charge now days. WAKE UP PEOPLE NOW!
    the old marine

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