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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

U.S. Representative Lawrence Statement on Mistreatment of Haitian Migrants at U.S. Southern Border

September 21, 2021
Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), 2nd Vice Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, issued the following statement regarding the mistreatment of Haitian migrants at the United States southern border.

“We cannot be silent over the horrific treatment of Haitian migrants in Del Rio. Watching the videos reminded me of our history where Black people, enslaved Africans, were treated like animals. Now, Border Patrol agents are using the rein as a whip, horses to intimidate, and herding Black people like sheep. I've been to our southern border, and I've never seen anything like this. It's completely unacceptable. These inhumane actions need to stop immediately. An investigation can come afterward. For crying out loud, they are human beings.”