On Sunday, photos ofagents on horseback interacting with Haitians at the border surfaced and were widely shared on the internet.
To the left, it’s cruel to treat innocent people as criminals for exercising their legal right to seek asylum in the US.
Border patrol is mounted on horseback rounding up Haitian refugees with whips.
To some, the disparate treatment of Haitian refugees compared to white immigrants is proof that racism is a continued issue in the US.
If you still don’t think Border Patrol whipping Black Haitian asylum seekers is rooted in white supremacy then remember that asylum is legal & there are ~600K undocumented (mostly white) Canadians in America & you never once saw BP whip them, cage them, or block them from entry.
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@QasimRashid) September 20, 2021
To others, it’s important to make sure President Biden doesn’t evade blame for this, and we must actively try to understand the administration’s role and hold those responsible accountable.
Has anyone asked the White House why the Border Patrol is using whips on Haitian refugees?
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) September 20, 2021