While we battle inflation in 2022, most citizens can’t forget about other serious issues that plague the U.S. This includes the ongoing border crisis, which hasn’t improved according to DHS numbers.
Many argue that the issue began the instant Joe Biden took office. He rolled back his predecessor’s policies, stopped construction on the border wall, and unsurprisingly, we got an explosion of migrants.
Biden also accused border officers of treating illegal Haitian migrants too harshly, and punishments might be coming.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has voiced his support for the state’s border patrol in the past, often condemning the Biden administration for a complete lack of action as the crisis hits new heights.
Border officials are already overworked and understaffed, according to DHS officials, and they constantly feel overwhelmed with floods of undocumented travelers.
Then came the controversy over the “whipping” of the Haitians, after some Democrats claimed officers were hitting the travelers with horse reins. Further scrutiny shows this doesn’t appear to be the case, though.
And Gov. Abbott won’t let these men pay for something they didn’t do. From Fox News:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott stated Monday that if any U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials face ‘adverse action’ over claims that they ‘whipped’ Haitian migrants trying to illegally enter the United States, he would offer them jobs.
Border agents on horseback were accused of whipping the Haitian border jumpers back in September.
Despite claims to the contrary, and evidence that the pictures were inaccurate – the agents were evidently whipping the horses, not the people – even President Joe Biden threatened repercussions.
Biden even said there would be an investigation into the incident:
To see people treated like they did, horses barely running over, people being strapped – it’s outrageous.
I promise you, those people will pay. There will be an investigation underway now and there will be consequences. There will be consequences.
Since that time, many who have seen the pictures have essentially debunked the accusation, though Democrat lawmakers continue to bring it up.
The investigation hasn’t concluded, either, which is why punishments could still come down. If that happens, though, Texas is prepared to quickly give these accused officers another position.