Vice President Kamala Harris said he was “outraged” at an image of a horse-riding police officer chasing Haitian refugees at the border.
While avoiding direct questions about deportation policy, Harris compared the image to the “era of slavery.”
The Biden administration still deports thousands of Haitians, many of them Asylum in the United States.
Vice President Kamala Harris has made this treatment “very annoying” to border guards who appear to be whipping Haitian refugees at the Texas border in the image, “some of the worst moments in our history. Was warned.
Images distributed last week Haitian refugees seeking asylum By crossing the border in Del Rio, Texas, as Homeland Security agents charged them on horseback. In one example US Border Guard He shouted to the immigrants, “This is the reason for the shit in your country.”
Harris called the images “terrifying and very annoying,” and she added to them “indignated.”
“Human should not be treated that way, and as we all know, it also uses that kind of behavior to the indigenous peoples of our country and to the Africans. “Americans in the age of slavery have evoked some images of the worst moments of our history.” ABC view On Friday.
The Biden administration continues to deport thousands of Haitians wishing to asylum after a year characterized by a deadly earthquake, the assassination of the country’s president, and the COVID-19 outbreak.
Harris avoided questions from ABC’s Sarah Haynes as to whether the Biden administration would suspend deportation and allow refugees to apply for asylum.
NS The United States has begun deporting some of its 12,000 immigrants Last week I camped along the border bridge.
“I feel very strongly and the President feels very strongly that we have to do more. There is no doubt that the United States is a member of the Western Hemisphere. Haiti is ours in that regard. “I’m a neighbor,” Harris added. The country is still recovering from the 2010 earthquake and the assassination of President Haiti.
Harris said the administration had approved Temporarily protected status More than 150,000 Haitian immigrants in May 2021. The designation protects immigrants who already live in the United States. Since then, thousands of Haitians have tried to cross the US-Mexico border, even though they are not eligible for TPS.
This week, the Biden administration resumed deportation under Title 42, a Trump-era public health policy used to deport migrants and deny the ability to apply for asylum. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mallorcas said on Friday that Haitian migrants had been expelled from the area of Del Rio. NBC News reported.. Of the 15,000 migrants on the border, about 2,000 have been returned to Haiti and 12,400 remain in the United States awaiting asylum, Mallorcus said.
“Today we have no immigrants left in the camp under the International Bridge,” Mallorcus said. “Immigrants continue to be banished and under the authority of CDC Title 42. Title 42 is a public health authority, not an immigration policy. Title 42 is applicable and has been applied to all illegal immigrants. It is important to note. “
Up Democrats criticize Biden’s administrationCompare President Joe Biden with his predecessor, who enacted the law at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.Biden administration Defended the law We are actively using it to deal with the current border crisis.
In June Harris warned Guatemalan immigrants Do not immigrate to the United States.
“I would like to clarify to the people in this region who are thinking of dangerous trekking to the US-Mexico border. Don’t come. Don’t come,” Harris said.
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