October 27, 2021

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The story behind the shocking photos of agents looking for immigrants in the US

The story behind the shocking photos of agents looking for immigrants in the US

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The White House described the records as “terrible”; In the photo, a border element grabs the clothes of an immigrant in Texas

The White House described the scenes as “horrific”.

Videos and photos of several US border agents on horseback chasing and attacking migrants with an alleged whip near the Rio Grande, in an area on the border with the small town of Del Rio, in the US state of Texas, have sparked controversy in the country.

The scenes took place in the midst of a new border migration crisis, which has led to up to 12,000 migrants – mostly Haitians – being held in a makeshift camp under a bridge linking del Rio and Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, last week.

“To prevent injuries from heat-related illnesses, the shaded area under the Del Rio International Bridge is being used as a temporary stopping place as migrants await transfer to US Border Patrol,” the agency said last week through a statement. Face criticism of the precarious situation of immigrants.