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The Biden administration has stopped using horse patrols at the US-Mexico border crossing in Del Rio, Texas, White House spokesman Jen Psaki announced Thursday.
Images began to circulate at the beginning of the week Border guard on horseback A temporary camp along the banks of the Rio Grande, primarily enclosing groups of Haitian immigrants. Officials said some agents used horse bridles during the clash, which were mistaken for whips.
Photos and videos from the scene drew widespread criticism from some Democrats, civil rights groups, and senior Biden administration officials.
“We find those images horrifying and horrifying,” Psaki said.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mallorcas informed civil rights leaders Thursday morning of a decision to stop using horse patrols in Del Rio, Pusaki added.
The Department of Homeland Security has begun investigating the use of horses by agents and has placed the subject of the investigation in administrative operations.
Some of the immigrants in the border camp were expelled by plane to Haiti, while others were allowed to enter the United States to seek asylum. There were more than 4,000 migrants in the camp Thursday morning, according to Homeland Security officials.
Also on Thursday, Haiti’s US envoy Daniel Harrington resigns“It would have nothing to do with the US inhumane and unproductive decision to deport thousands of Haiti refugees and illegal immigrants to Haiti,” he said.
Horse patrols across the US-Mexico border have been suspended, officials say: NPR
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