Black people and allies worldwide are in an uproar with the unfolding news that Haitian migrants who have fled the embattled country following the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moise in July and a devastating 7.2 earthquake in August, are being beaten with whips by U.S.-Mexico border agents on horses trying to keep them off of U.S. soil. VICE, REVOLT.TV, AL Jazeera, MSNBC and a myriad of publications are publishing video of the inhumane practice being used against Haitian migrants, who are being sent back to Haiti on deportation flights in an attempt to stymie the flow of migrants into Texas, according to the Biden administration.
According to the Business Insider:
“Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota on Monday said video footage of Border Patrol agents on horseback whipping Haitian migrants attempting to cross the US-Mexico border showed ‘human rights abuses.’
‘These are human rights abuses, plain and simple.Cruel, inhumane, and a violation of domestic and international law,’ Omar said in a tweet. ‘This needs a course correction and the issuance of a clear directive on how to humanely process asylums seekers at our border.'”
The incident occurred over the weekend near Del Rio, Texas, as Haitian migrants sought to wade across the Rio Grande.
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This news brief was written by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., founder & editor-in-chief of The Burton Wire. Follow Nsenga on Twitter @Ntellectual.