Various immigrants from Haiti were beaten with a whip by American police officers who were guarding the border with Mexico. Reports said that the immigrants approached the border to seek asylum.
Video footages uploaded on the social media show American officers riding on horses with whips to control the immigrants.
The incident causes an uproar against President Joe Biden’s administration and also against Interior Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who is himself a refugee as his parents hail from Cuba.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a tweet that he contacted Haiti Prime Minister Ariel Henry about the safe repatriation of the immgrants.