Border Patrol agents falsely accused of ‘whipping’ migrants will be punished by DHS anyway: Report

The mounted U.S. Border Patrol agents who were falsely accused of using whips to drive Haitian migrants away from the border in Del Rio, Texas, will be punished for violating Department of Homeland Security policy, according to a report.

Fox News reporter Bill Melugin revealed Tuesday that the DHS is expected to allege that multiple mounted Border Patrol agents are guilty of “administrative violations” in an incident from last September involving Haitian migrants who attempted to cross the southern border illegally.

An announcement from the DHS could come “any day now,” and it is unknown what the agents will be charged with, although they will not face criminal charges, according to Melugin.

Approximately nine months ago, news reports claimed that mounted Border Patrol agents in Del Rio accosted Haitian migrants as they were attempting to cross the Rio Grande river and enter the United States illegally. Thousands of migrants who had already done so were encamped under a nearby bridge. – READ MORE

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