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Haiti - FLASH : Biden denounces the treatment of Haitians at the border and takes responsibility for it
25/09/2021 10:00:10

Haiti - FLASH : Biden denounces the treatment of Haitians at the border and takes responsibility for it
Friday, September 24, 2021 at a press conference, American President Joe Biden strongly condemned the "horrible" treatment suffered by Haitian migrants gathered along the US-Mexico border, promising consequences for the border patrol agents on horseback which were photographed repelling migrants using aggressive methods https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34799-haiti-usa-democrat-nancy-pelosi-in-defense-of-haitians-stranded-at-the-mexican-border.html

"It's scandalous. I promise you these people will pay," Biden said during his first in-person address on the handling of migrants by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) mounted patrol after days of reprimands from members of his own party and national and international humanitarian organizations https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34812-haiti-migration-crisis-congresswoman-maxine-waters-revolted-and-angry.html https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34805-haiti-justice-two-un-agencies-concerned-about-the-american-deportation-of-migrants-to-haiti.html

The Customs Professional Responsibility Office and CBP opened an investigation this week after scenes of border patrol officers on horseback using aggressive measures to push Haitian migrants back to the border sparked widespread outrage.

"There will be consequences [...] "It's an embarrassment," Biden added. "It's beyond an embarrassment. It's dangerous, it's wrong. It sends the wrong message around the world. It send the wrong message at home. It's simply not who we are. [...]" said the US President.

Biden has also said that at the end of the day he takes responsibility for things that happen under his watch. "Of course I take responsibly. I am the President."

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