Statement from Congressman Horsford on Horrific Treatment of Haitian Migrants at the Southern Border

September 21, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV-04) issued the following statement condemning the horrific treatment of Haitian migrants at the Southern border.

“In recent days, footage from the Southern border has shown shocking and unacceptable treatment of Haitian migrants. Our nation has an obligation to treat all migrants with dignity and respect, regardless of where they came from or how they arrived,” said Congressman Steven Horsford. “The people of Haiti have endured unimaginable suffering and political turmoil in recent years, and they deserve our compassion. I echo the call of Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty, who has asked Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas to launch a full investigation into the recent actions of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and provide humanitarian assistance to those in need. I am proud to be the son and grandson of Caribbean immigrants, and I will always work to make our nation a welcoming place for refugees.”

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