Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on reports of mistreatment of Haitian migrants at the border by Border Patrol officials:
“Reports of the mistreatment of Haitian migrants fleeing violence and devastation from natural disasters are deeply troubling, including the inappropriate use of what appear to be whips by Border Patrol officers on horseback to intimidate migrants.
“All migrants seeking asylum must be treated in accordance with the law and with basic decency. Any acts of aggression or violence cannot be tolerated and must be investigated.
“The situation facing Haitian migrants at the border is heartbreaking, and Congress will continue to closely monitor developments.”
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