Voto Latino Demands Termination of Border Patrol Agents Involved in Inhumane Treatment of Haitians
TEXAS – Following the harrowing images of Border Patrol agents on horseback chasing Haitian migrants along the Rio Grande river, Voto Latino President and CEO Maria Teresa Kumar, issued the following statement:
“The images of inhumane treatment of Haitian migrants at the border are unacceptable and reflect a broader concern of a renegade agency built on deep-seated racism and cruelty. The Biden administration must fully investigate Border Patrol and the only acceptable outcome is to terminate those responsible.
“We believe in the humane treatment of every asylum seeker. However, what we are seeing at the border demands that the Administration also address the root causes of this migration with humanity and understanding, instead of the reprehensible treatment of desperate people seeking refuge and opportunity.
“We urge Secretary Mayorkas to take immediate and aggressive action to move forward humane and fair solutions and conduct an investigation and terminate those responsible.”
Voto Latino is a grassroots political organization focused on educating and empowering a new generation of Latinx voters, as well as creating a more robust and inclusive democracy. Through innovative digital campaigns, culturally relevant programs and authentic voices, we shepherd the Latinx community towards the full realization of its political power.