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Photos of US border agents appearing to swing reins at Haitian migrants trigger investigation

By AFP
23 September 2021   |   6:10 am
Photos show border patrol officers on horseback in Texas appearing to swing their reins to threaten migrants and push them back toward the Rio Grande river. The images have spread quickly on social media and have sparked reactions from Vice President Kamala Harris and US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

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