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Haiti - FLASH : Haitian migrants take legal action against the American Government
27/12/2021 08:54:58

Haiti - FLASH : Haitian migrants take legal action against the American Government
Haitian Migrants File Legal Action Against US Government in US District Court for District of Columbia over Aggressive Treatment of Migrants by Mounted Border Patrol Agents in September 2021 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34807-haiti-politic-dhs-does-not-tolerate-abuses-against-migrants.html https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34799-haiti-usa-democrat-nancy-pelosi-in-defense-of-haitians-stranded-at-the-mexican-border.html

Migrants are represented by the advocacy organizations "Justice Action Center", "Haitian Bridge Alliance" and "Innovation Law Lab".

The plaintiffs accuse the US Government of physical and verbal abuse, inhuman treatment and denial of due process under Title 42, a public health rule that gives border officials the power to deport most people who enter. illegally in the United States during the coronavirus pandemic.

Charges at the heart of the complaint refer to the use by mounted officers of the reins as whips against migrants. The Union of Border Patrols in Defense of Affected Officers says officers turned their reins, as they are trained to do, to deter people from getting too close to their horses and avoiding injury...

The plaintiffs also accuse the Biden Administration of lying in claiming that it provided food, water and medical care to the thousands of migrants who lived in a makeshift camp under the del Rio highway bridge https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34770-haiti-flash-thousands-of-haitian-migrants-detained-in-the-usa-in-a-makeshift-camp.html . They claim this is not true, the migrants lacked food and water, and many migrants fell ill without receiving treatment while others had to cross the river back to Mexico to get food.

The complainants are asking, among other things, to be allowed to return to and remain in the United States while they seek asylum.

Let's recall that the behavior of the Border Patrol officers on horseback is already the subject of an investigation by the Office of Professional Liability of Customs and Border Protection, opened after President Biden described as scandalous the behavior of patrol officers on horseback and promised that there will be consequences... https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34830-haiti-flash-biden-denounces-the-treatment-of-haitians-at-the-border-and-takes-responsibility-for-it.html

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