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U.S. border guard uses whip-like cord against Haitian migrants

U.S. border patrol officers cut off the path of migrants asylum seekers as they try to return to the United States along the Rio Grande, after having crossed from the U.S. into Mexico to buy food, as seen from Ciudad Acuna, in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico September 19, 2021. The White House on Monday criticized the use of horse reins to threaten Haitian migrants after images circulated of a U.S. border guard on horseback charging at migrants near a riverside camp in Texas.

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U.S. border patrol officers cut off the path of migrants asylum seekers as they try to return to the United States along the Rio Grande, after having crossed from the U.S. into Mexico to buy food, as seen from Ciudad Acuna, in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico...more

U.S. border patrol officers cut off the path of migrants asylum seekers as they try to return to the United States along the Rio Grande, after having crossed from the U.S. into Mexico to buy food, as seen from Ciudad Acuna, in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico September 19, 2021. The White House on Monday criticized the use of horse reins to threaten Haitian migrants after images circulated of a U.S. border guard on horseback charging at migrants near a riverside camp in Texas. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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A U.S. law enforcement officer on horseback blocks the way to a migrant wading in the Rio Grande trying to return to the United States after buying food in Mexico, September 19, 2021. The mostly Haitian migrants in recent days have been crossing back and forth between Ciudad Acuna in Mexico and the sprawling camp across the border in Del Rio to buy food and water, which was in short supply on the U.S. side.

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A U.S. law enforcement officer on horseback blocks the way to a migrant wading in the Rio Grande trying to return to the United States after buying food in Mexico, September 19, 2021. The mostly Haitian migrants in recent days have been crossing back...more

A U.S. law enforcement officer on horseback blocks the way to a migrant wading in the Rio Grande trying to return to the United States after buying food in Mexico, September 19, 2021. The mostly Haitian migrants in recent days have been crossing back and forth between Ciudad Acuna in Mexico and the sprawling camp across the border in Del Rio to buy food and water, which was in short supply on the U.S. side. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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U.S. law enforcement officers on horseback block the way to migrants reaching the shores of the Rio Grande, September 19, 2021. Reuters witnesses saw mounted officers wearing cowboy hats blocking the paths of migrants, and one officer unfurling a cord resembling a lariat, which he swung near a migrant's face. A video showing a border guard apparently threatening migrants with the cords was shared on social media.

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U.S. law enforcement officers on horseback block the way to migrants reaching the shores of the Rio Grande, September 19, 2021. Reuters witnesses saw mounted officers wearing cowboy hats blocking the paths of migrants, and one officer unfurling a...more

U.S. law enforcement officers on horseback block the way to migrants reaching the shores of the Rio Grande, September 19, 2021. Reuters witnesses saw mounted officers wearing cowboy hats blocking the paths of migrants, and one officer unfurling a cord resembling a lariat, which he swung near a migrant's face. A video showing a border guard apparently threatening migrants with the cords was shared on social media. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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A U.S. law enforcement officer on horseback blocks the way to migrants wading in the Rio Grande trying to return to the United States, September 19, 2021. "I don't think anyone seeing that footage would think it was acceptable or appropriate," White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters. "I don't have the full context. I can't imagine what context would make that appropriate," she added.

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A U.S. law enforcement officer on horseback blocks the way to migrants wading in the Rio Grande trying to return to the United States, September 19, 2021. "I don't think anyone seeing that footage would think it was acceptable or appropriate," White...more

A U.S. law enforcement officer on horseback blocks the way to migrants wading in the Rio Grande trying to return to the United States, September 19, 2021. "I don't think anyone seeing that footage would think it was acceptable or appropriate," White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters. "I don't have the full context. I can't imagine what context would make that appropriate," she added. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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A U.S. law enforcement officer on horseback blocks the way to a migrant wading in the Rio Grande trying to return to the United States after buying food in Mexico, September 19, 2021. Some on social media commented that the image of fleeing Black men chased by white officers on horseback had echoes of the historical injustices suffered by Black people in the United States.

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A U.S. law enforcement officer on horseback blocks the way to a migrant wading in the Rio Grande trying to return to the United States after buying food in Mexico, September 19, 2021. Some on social media commented that the image of fleeing Black men...more

A U.S. law enforcement officer on horseback blocks the way to a migrant wading in the Rio Grande trying to return to the United States after buying food in Mexico, September 19, 2021. Some on social media commented that the image of fleeing Black men chased by white officers on horseback had echoes of the historical injustices suffered by Black people in the United States. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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A U.S. law enforcement officer on horseback gestures to a group of migrants on the shores of the Rio Grande, as seen from Ciudad Acuna, Mexico September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

A U.S. law enforcement officer on horseback gestures to a group of migrants on the shores of the Rio Grande, as seen from Ciudad Acuna, Mexico September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

A U.S. law enforcement officer on horseback gestures to a group of migrants on the shores of the Rio Grande, as seen from Ciudad Acuna, Mexico September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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A U.S. law enforcement officer on horseback chases migrants returning to the United States after buying food in Mexico, as seen from Ciudad Acuna, Mexico September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

A U.S. law enforcement officer on horseback chases migrants returning to the United States after buying food in Mexico, as seen from Ciudad Acuna, Mexico September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

A U.S. law enforcement officer on horseback chases migrants returning to the United States after buying food in Mexico, as seen from Ciudad Acuna, Mexico September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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A U.S. border patrol officer grabs the shirt of a migrant trying to return to the United States along the Rio Grande river, after having crossed from the United States into Mexico to buy food, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

A U.S. border patrol officer grabs the shirt of a migrant trying to return to the United States along the Rio Grande river, after having crossed from the United States into Mexico to buy food, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

A U.S. border patrol officer grabs the shirt of a migrant trying to return to the United States along the Rio Grande river, after having crossed from the United States into Mexico to buy food, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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A U.S. border patrol officer grabs the shirt of a migrant trying to return to the United States along the Rio Grande river, after having crossed from the United States into Mexico to buy food, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

A U.S. border patrol officer grabs the shirt of a migrant trying to return to the United States along the Rio Grande river, after having crossed from the United States into Mexico to buy food, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

A U.S. border patrol officer grabs the shirt of a migrant trying to return to the United States along the Rio Grande river, after having crossed from the United States into Mexico to buy food, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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Migrants run to escape U.S. border patrol officers, as they try to return to the United States along the Rio Grande river, after having crossed from the United States into Mexico to buy food, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Migrants run to escape U.S. border patrol officers, as they try to return to the United States along the Rio Grande river, after having crossed from the United States into Mexico to buy food, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Migrants run to escape U.S. border patrol officers, as they try to return to the United States along the Rio Grande river, after having crossed from the United States into Mexico to buy food, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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U.S. border patrol officers chase migrants asylum seekers as they try to return to the United States along the Rio Grande river, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

U.S. border patrol officers chase migrants asylum seekers as they try to return to the United States along the Rio Grande river, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

U.S. border patrol officers chase migrants asylum seekers as they try to return to the United States along the Rio Grande river, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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A U.S. border patrol officer cuts off the path of a migrant asylum seeker as he tries to return to the United States along the Rio Grande river, after having crossed from the United States into Mexico to buy food, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

A U.S. border patrol officer cuts off the path of a migrant asylum seeker as he tries to return to the United States along the Rio Grande river, after having crossed from the United States into Mexico to buy food, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel...more

A U.S. border patrol officer cuts off the path of a migrant asylum seeker as he tries to return to the United States along the Rio Grande river, after having crossed from the United States into Mexico to buy food, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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U.S. Border Patrol agents ride horses on the banks of the Rio Grande, September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

U.S. Border Patrol agents ride horses on the banks of the Rio Grande, September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

U.S. Border Patrol agents ride horses on the banks of the Rio Grande, September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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U.S. law enforcement officers on horseback block the way to migrants reaching the shores of the Rio Grande as they try to return to the United States after buying food in Mexico, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

U.S. law enforcement officers on horseback block the way to migrants reaching the shores of the Rio Grande as they try to return to the United States after buying food in Mexico, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

U.S. law enforcement officers on horseback block the way to migrants reaching the shores of the Rio Grande as they try to return to the United States after buying food in Mexico, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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U.S. law enforcement officer on horseback stand near a group of migrants on the shores of the Rio Grande, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

U.S. law enforcement officer on horseback stand near a group of migrants on the shores of the Rio Grande, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

U.S. law enforcement officer on horseback stand near a group of migrants on the shores of the Rio Grande, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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U.S. border patrol officers cut off the path of migrants asylum seekers as they try to return to the United States along the Rio Grande river, after having crossed from the United States into Mexico to buy food, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

U.S. border patrol officers cut off the path of migrants asylum seekers as they try to return to the United States along the Rio Grande river, after having crossed from the United States into Mexico to buy food, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel...more

U.S. border patrol officers cut off the path of migrants asylum seekers as they try to return to the United States along the Rio Grande river, after having crossed from the United States into Mexico to buy food, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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A U.S. Border Patrol agent keeps watch on the banks of the Rio Grande river, September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

A U.S. Border Patrol agent keeps watch on the banks of the Rio Grande river, September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

A U.S. Border Patrol agent keeps watch on the banks of the Rio Grande river, September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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Migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. cross the Rio Grande river into the U.S. after obtaining food and supplies in Mexico as the U.S. Border Patrol agents monitor on a horse on the U.S. side of the bank, September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. cross the Rio Grande river into the U.S. after obtaining food and supplies in Mexico as the U.S. Border Patrol agents monitor on a horse on the U.S. side of the bank, September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. cross the Rio Grande river into the U.S. after obtaining food and supplies in Mexico as the U.S. Border Patrol agents monitor on a horse on the U.S. side of the bank, September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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U.S. Border Patrol agents sit on horses near the banks of the Rio Grande river, September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

U.S. Border Patrol agents sit on horses near the banks of the Rio Grande river, September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

U.S. Border Patrol agents sit on horses near the banks of the Rio Grande river, September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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U.S. law enforcement officers on horseback stand near a young woman bathing in the Rio Grande, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

U.S. law enforcement officers on horseback stand near a young woman bathing in the Rio Grande, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

U.S. law enforcement officers on horseback stand near a young woman bathing in the Rio Grande, September 19, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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