VP Harris raises concerns about mistreatment of Haitian migrants with DHS secretary Mayorkas

23 September 2021 - 09:00 By Nandita Bose
Haitian migrants who were flown out of Texas by US authorities react while waiting outside of Toussaint Louverture International Airport for processing by Haitian authorities, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on September 22, 2021.
Haitian migrants who were flown out of Texas by US authorities react while waiting outside of Toussaint Louverture International Airport for processing by Haitian authorities, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on September 22, 2021.
Image: REUTERS/Ralph Tedy Erol

US Vice President Kamala Harris raised concerns about mistreatment of Haitian migrants by border patrol agents during a call with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday, her spokesperson said.

The White House has criticised the use of horse reins to threaten Haitian migrants after images circulated of a US border guard on horseback charging at migrants near a riverside camp in Texas.

"Secretary Mayorkas shared the Vice President's concern and noted that he looks forward to updating her on the investigation by the Office of Professional Responsibility once it concludes," Harris's chief spokesperson Symone Sanders said.

Reuters


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