Africa NewsAsia NewsBreaking NewsBreaking News VideosLatest NewsPoliticsUS NewsWorld News Biden says Border Patrol agents who confronted Haitian migrants ‘will pay’ by MOLLY NAGLE September 24, 2021 written by MOLLY NAGLE September 24, 2021 President Joe Biden on Friday harshly criticized the action of some Border Patrol agents, mounted on horseback, who confronted Haitian migrants crossing the border into Texas, calling their actions “horrible.” “It’s outrageous, I promise you, those people will pay,” Biden said. Biden’s blunt statements came as the situation and the agents’ conduct are still under investigation and the agents have been placed on administrative leave. The use of horses has been suspended in the meantime. Biden was responding to a question from ABC News Congressional Correspondent Rachel Scott, who asked, “You said on the campaign trail that you were going to restore the moral standing of the U.S., that you are going to immediately end Trump’s assault on the dignity of immigrant communities. Given what we saw at the border this week, have you failed in that promise? And this is happening under your watch—do you take responsibility for the chaos that’s unfolding?” Related video: Biden calls images of border patrol agents confronting migrants ‘horrific’ Scroll back up to restore the default view. “Of course, I take responsibility,” Biden said, but he then quickly shifted to the controversial images of the agents on horseback. “I’m president but it was horrible to see what you saw to see people treat it like they did — horses family nearly running over people being strapped. It’s outrageous, I promise you, those people will pay. They will be — there is an investigation underway now, and there will be consequences. There will be consequences. It’s an embarrassment, beyond an embarrassment. It’s dangerous. It’s wrong, it sends the wrong message around the world, sends the wrong message at home. It’s simply not who we are,” he said. PHOTO: A United States Border Patrol agent on horseback tries to stop a Haitian migrant from entering an encampment on the banks of the Rio Grande near the Acuna Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas, Sept. 19, 2021. (Paul Ratje/AFP via Getty Images) The Border Patrol agents’ union quickly disputed Biden’s characterization. “Even though the White House acknowledged there is an ongoing investigation, saying that the agents “will pay” shows that they aren’t truly interested in the results. The photographer who took the photos said that nobody was whipped. Deciding they did something wrong without any form of due process — that should not be who we are,” Border Patrol Council Vice President Jon Anfinsen said. "Of course I take responsibility, I'm president." Pres. Joe Biden tells @rachelvscott the controversial handling of Haitian immigrants "sends the wrong message around the world," claiming "there will be consequences." https://t.co/1DrBbuR1uF pic.twitter.com/YOMsC8Pz5c — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 24, 2021 Democrats, including members of the Congressional Black Caucus, have demanded an end to the Haitians being expelled and the ACLU and other migrant advocates have had the administration is illegally removing them through the use of Title 42, claiming they are justified in doing so for public health reasons because of the pandemic. The U.S. special envoy for Haiti, Daniel Foote, has resigned in protest over the administration policy, calling the treatment of the Haitian migrants “inhumane.” Source: Abcnews.go.com AFRO WORLD NEWS 0 comment 0 FacebookTwitterPinterestEmail MOLLY NAGLE previous post Biden’s visa ban for Africans next post While Republicans advocate for violence against Haitians, Biden says there will be consequences over Haiti migrants’ treatment Related Articles Nigeria becomes first African nation to roll out... October 26, 2021 Finance Nigeria to launch digital currency on Monday,... October 26, 2021 The Little-Known Story of Bill Traylor, One of... October 25, 2021 A GOP lawmaker in Oklahoma referred to Asian... October 25, 2021 Condoleezza Rice’s CRT stance proves she’s a foot... October 25, 2021 John Oliver blasts cops threatening to quit over... October 25, 2021 Disgraced Miami Captain Who Once Claimed to be... October 25, 2021 It’s Time for a New Gospel in Africa!... October 23, 2021 Courts must hold rogue cops accountable everywhere —... October 22, 2021 A 4-foot-8 Black Woman Was Accosted By Group... October 21, 2021 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.