Uproar over mounted border agents turning back Haitian migrants

US Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Monday that the authorities would investigate reports that Haitian migrants in Texas may have been abused by border patrol officers on horseback. Mayorkas said the mounted officers were trying to manage the flow of hundreds of migrants crossing the Rio Grande river from Mexico near Del Rio, Texas. Pictures by AFP photographer Paul Ratje and video footage which spread quickly over social media appeared to show riders swinging their long reins to threaten migrants and push them back toward the river. Ratje said many of the Haitians were crossing the river back and forth to get food for their families and were blocked by the horses.
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Mayorkas visits border, issues stern warning to illegal immigrants: 'Your journey will not succeed'

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas had a strong message for those who might be planning to enter the United States illegally: don't. Speaking to reporters in the Texas border city of Del Rio, where thousands of Haitian migrants have crossed into the U.S. and set up camp under the International Bridge, Mayorkas said those who think the U.S. has open borders will find that they are sorely mistaken if they come here illegally.

Demings, Colleagues Urge DHS to Halt Deportations to Haiti, Support Diaspora Following Earthquake

ORLANDO, FL – Today, U.S. Rep. Val Demings (FL-10), Co-Chair of the House Haiti Caucus, joined 55 of her colleagues to call on the Biden Administration to immediately halt deportations to Haiti and take urgent action to address the concerns of the Haitian Diaspora after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti last month. The lawmakers’ letter follows the Administration’s resumption of deportation flights to Haiti and as thousands of Haitian migrants continue to await an opportunity to make an asylum claim at the border.
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Senate official's decision disappoints TPS holder in Osceola

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — The hopes of millions of immigrants wanting a pathway to citizenship were dealt a huge blow after Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough ruled against Democrats in their attempt to include immigration reform in the $3.7 trillion reconciliation bill. In her guidance, MacDonough said it didn’t meet the...

Tennessee immigration advocates head to DC to urge pathway to citizenship

On Sunday, immigrant-rights advocates were disheartened to learn that a pathway to citizenship for thousands of immigrants in Tennessee was excluded from the congressional Democrats $3.5 trillion social policy budget. Earlier this month, the Democratic Party began the push to expand the nation’s social safety net focused on health care,...

XTblock Ushers In The First Limitlessly Scalable Blockchain And Enables Decentralized AI

XTblock’s Hyper-Capable Network is designed to solve blockchain’s biggest problems – scalability, speed, and latency – through an entirely new approach. Incremental scalability and accelerated transaction speeds (tps) are possible to any extent with the addition of the right network infrastructure. The network’s ‘time-sharding’ technology also makes it possible for...