MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Shocking video reveals border patrol brokers on horseback, holding whips, making an attempt to wrangle migrants in Del Rio, Texas.
“Man, that’s terrible,” stated North Miami Mayor and Haitian-American Phillip Bien-Aime as he watched a video of Haitian migrants on the Texas border. “They have no mercy for those children. They’re treating those immigrants like dogs.”
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The movies and footage present border patrols agents on horseback cracking their whips because the attempt to stop the Haitians from coming into the nation.
Former Sen. Dwight Bullard says the photographs look airily much like the plight of African-American slaves.
“I remember showing similar images to my students of the depictions of slave catchers in the 1850s after the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law, that’s literally the first image that popped into my head,” stated Bullard who’s a former trainer.
He added many African Americans have been re-traumatized by the photographs.
“There’s been a border crisis for the better part of three years, yet we’ve never seen an image like this. So what makes it triggering for, black people especially, is where is this tactic coming from,” stated Bullard.
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The concern has sparked plenty of concern within the Black neighborhood, and lots of legislation makers, like State Sen. Shevrin Jones, are talking out.
“Shame on us for doing that. They deserve not only our attention but they deserve our help,” stated Jones.
Jones despatched a letter to the Biden administration requesting the Haitian individuals be offered humanitarian parole and let into the nation.
“This a humanitarian issue as I said in my statement, and I will say it again, this is our litmus test of humanity and empathy,” stated Jones.
As for Mayor Bien-Aime, he stated he desires the border patrol brokers to be held accountable for his or her actions.
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“In United States of America in 2021, this is unspeakable and I think what the community needs today is an investigation by the administration,” he stated.