The president of United States, Joe Biden, promised on Tuesday that he will put the situation on the border with Mexico “under control”, who have crossed in recent days thousands of migrants, mostly Haitians. “We will bring it under control,” Biden said in a brief statement to the press as he left the United Nations headquarters after giving his first speech as president to the UN General Assembly.
The president thus replied to a question about his reaction to the images of the situation at the border, and it is not clear if his answer was referring to the volume of immigrants that have congregated in the area or to the photographs of how the agents have treated them. of the Border Patrol.
“We cannot continue with these policies full of hatred and xenophobia, (typical of former President Donald Trump), which disregard our refugee laws”
One of those photos shows a white Border Patrol agent on a horse that grabs a black immigrant by the shirt, while apparently hitting him with what looks like a whip, on the US bank of the Rio Grande, which separates that country. from Mexico.
The White House spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, This Monday, he called this treatment of migrants “horrible” and affirmed that, if it is confirmed that the agents were carrying whips and hit the undocumented with them, “of course they should never be able to do it again.”
And the American vice president, Kamala HarrisHe assured reporters on Tuesday that it seemed “horrible” to see “how these human beings were treated” by Border Patrol agents, and that the matter is being investigated.
Nevertheless, the Biden government has begun to deport the more than 13,000 migrants, mostly Haitians, who have arrived in the city of Del Rio (Texas) in recent days, and has defended that this “is not the time” for them to arrive in the United States.
The Democratic Majority Leader in the United States Senate, Chuck Schumer, on Tuesday criticized Biden’s decision to massively deport migrants to Haiti, plunged into crisis after the assassination and earthquake in recent months.
“I urge President Biden and the Secretary (of National Security, Alejandro) Mayorkas, to put an immediate end to these expulsions and to the Title 42 policy on the southern border,” Schumer said during a speech in the Senate plenary session.
The senator was referring to a policy protected by the pandemic and known as Title 42 by which the United States automatically deport most undocumented immigrants who arrive at its southern border, without giving them the opportunity to request asylum.
“We cannot continue with these policies full of hatred and xenophobia, (typical of former President Donald Trump), which disregard our refugee laws,” Schumer claimed.
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