President Joe Biden isn’t waiting for the investigation into Border Patrol agents seen in photos on horseback pursuing migrants on the southern border, declaring Friday their actions were “wrong” and that they “will pay.”
“I promise you, those people will pay,” Biden told reporters at the White House on Friday. “There will be consequences. It’s an embarrassment. But beyond an embarrassment, it’s dangerous. It’s wrong.”
The agents on horseback seen chasing Haitian migrants who had illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border near Del Rio, Texas, have been placed on leave. Immigrant advocates were initially angered by allegations the agents had whipped migrants with their horses’ reins, but their criticism has now turned to perceived differences between how Haitian and Latino migrants are treated.
Under pressure, the Department of Homeland Security is investigating the horseback incidents. That is despite Paul Ratje, the photographer who took the images, contending the whipping accusations had been “misconstrued.”
“I’ve never seen them whip anyone,” Ratje said in an interview. “He was swinging it, but it can be misconstrued when you’re looking at the picture.” (Read more from “Biden Gets on His High Horse, Vows Border Patrol Agents ‘Will Pay'” HERE)
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