Border Patrol Haitian Migrant Investigation to Conclude in Days

Sept. 22, 2021, 2:21 PM

The Department of Homeland Security will complete its investigation into the treatment of Haitian migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border “in days and not weeks,” Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said.

The department is conducting the probe with “tremendous speed and tremendous force” after video and photos appeared to show U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback using reins to whip migrants in Del Rio, Texas, Mayorkas told members of the House Homeland Security Committee Wednesday.

Haitian migrants on the banks of the Rio Grande in Del Rio, Texas on Sept. 20, 2021.
Photo: Paul Ratje/AFP via Getty Images

Mayorkas said the images were “correctly and necessarily met with our nation’s horror.” The incident prompted widespread public outrage and rebukes from the Biden administration’s allies, including Speaker ...

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