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Rep. Kelly Releases Statement on Reports of Mistreatment of Haitian Migrants at the Border

September 21, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Robin L. Kelly (IL-02) today released the following statement regarding the reported mistreatment of Haitian migrants at the U.S. Southern border:

“I am outraged to see the photos and videos from our Southern border which appear to show border patrol agents using whips on migrants. This violence is unacceptable. Secretary Mayorkas should ensure that all migrants are being treated with humanity and respect and provide an update to Congress on this situation.

The people of Haiti are experiencing serious hardship politically and economically following the assassination of their president, the COVID-19 crisis and natural disasters. As Haitians increasingly flee these crises and other tumultuous situations in South and Central America, we must treat refugees with dignity while upholding the laws of the United States.”