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Donald Trump is catching heat for statements he made about Haitian migrants at the U.S. border.

The U.S. border patrol expects 60,000 Haitians to arrive at the Texas-Mexican border within days.

In a phone interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News last night, said many of the Haitian migrants will probably have AIDS.

The former President said:

"So, we have hundreds of thousands of people flowing in from Haiti. Haiti has a tremendous AIDS problem. AIDS is a step beyond. AIDS is a real bad problem.

"Many of those people will probably have AIDS and they're coming into our country. And we don't do anything about it. We let everybody come in."

Trump added: "Sean, it's like a death wish. It's like a death wish for our country."

 

The U.S. resettled 15,000 Haitian refugees across the country following public uproar over border agents on horseback corralling Haitian migrants in September.

Many on social media said Trump's words were far worse than current Pres. Joe Biden ordering the migrants deported back to Haiti on U.S. Coast Guard planes.

Others noted that Trump was correct because Haiti has the highest rate of AIDS in the Western Hemisphere.
 

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The photographer who took photos of Border Patrol agents on horseback chasing down Haitian migrants is speaking out.

The viral photos showed frightened Haitian people desperately clinging to bags of food and fleeing while agents on horseback chased them.

The optics of white federal agents herding Black men like cattle sparked outrage around the world.

Democrats Maxine Waters and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the border agents of "whipping" the Haitian men.

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Speaking with KTSM, photographer Paul Ratje said he and his colleagues never saw agents whipping anyone.

"Some of the Haitian men started running, trying to go around the horses," said Ratje, who is based in Las Cruces. He said he took the pictures from the Mexico side of the border.

Ratje said a photo frozen in time can give the impression that the agent used his long reins to whip people.

"I've never seen them whip anyone. He was swinging [the reins], but it can be misconstrued when you're looking at the picture."

White House press secretary Jen Psaki called the images "horrific", and she said the agents in the photos have been suspended.

On Thursday, the White House issued a statement saying Border Patrol agents are no longer allowed to use horses to patrol the border.

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A cleanup organizer described the third world conditions that exist at the Haitian immigrant encampment under the Del Rio international bridge.

John Rourke, who organizes cleanups around the world, appeared on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show on Wednesday.

Rourke said he was disturbed by the unsanitary conditions where thousands of Haitians live in squalor under the bridge.

He said his organization picked up thousands of pounds of garbage from under the bridge.

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Rourke described Haitians using sticks and branches to build makeshift lean-to shelters under trees near the bridge. The migrants were forced to move because the mounds of smelly garbage attracted flies, coyotes, roaches, and red ants.

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"Let me tell you what I saw," Rourke told Tucker.

"I saw people washing babies in the Rio Grande.

"I saw ladies breastfeeding babies, sleeping in dirt, 107 degrees outside, red ants everywhere, real coyotes - the ones that have four legs walking around.

"People are literally knocking down trees and setting up lean-tos and teepees and sleeping under those."

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Over 15,000 Haitians made the perilous journey from South America and Mexico after messages on What's app told them U.S. Pres. Joe Biden would treat them kindly and give them jobs.

On the last leg of the trip - crossing the Rio Grande in knee-deep water - they were met by Border Patrol agents who herded them back into the murky water.

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Viral photos and videos of Border Patrol agents on horseback chasing frightened Haitian people sparked outrage around the world.

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After nearly a week of silence on the issue, Congresswoman Maxine Waters stepped in front of cameras on Wednesday to rail against the Biden administration.

Using strong language, Waters said "I'm pissed!". She called out the Biden administration for "taking us back to slavery days."

"I'm unhappy, and I'm not just unhappy with the cowboys who were running down Haitians and using their reins to whip them -- I'm [unhappy] with the [Biden] administration.

"We are following the Trump policy. He is the one that does not follow the Constitution and would not allow those seeking refuge to be able to petition to get into the country.

What the HELL are we doing here?"

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Waters addressed Pres. Joe Biden directly.

"We're saying to the president and everybody else: you've got to stop this madness!"

She concluded by urging reporters to "write the story" about the horrific treatment of Black people by the current administration.

"Write the story! Tell the story about what is going on and let people know that they're trying to take us back to slavery days!"

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters slammed the Biden administration in a blistering speech about the appalling treatment of Haitian immigrants at the U.S. border.

Waters condemned Border Patrol agents "whipping" Haitian immigrants at the southern border on Saturday, September 18.

The optics of white Border Patrol agents on horseback chasing down frightened Black people sparked outrage around the world.

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After nearly a week of silence on the issue, the congresswoman stepped in front of cameras on Wednesday and railed against the Biden administration.

Using strong language, Waters said "I'm pissed!". She called out the Biden administration for "taking us back to slavery days."

"I'm unhappy, and I'm not just unhappy with the cowboys who were running down Haitians and using their reins to whip them -- I'm [unhappy] with the [Biden] administration.

"We are following the Trump policy. He is the one that does not follow the Constitution and would not allow those seeking refuge to be able to petition to get into the country.

What the HELL are we doing here?"

She continued:

"What we witnessed takes us back hundreds of years. What we witnessed was worse than what we witnessed in slavery. Cowboys with their reins... whipping Black people - Haitians - into the water where they're scrambling and falling down.

"All they're trying to do is escape from violence in their country."

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Waters addressed Pres. Joe Biden directly.

"We're saying to the president and everybody else: you've got to stop this madness!"

Waters concluded by urging reporters to "write the story" about the horrific treatment of Black people by the current administration.

"Write the story! Tell the story about what is going on and let people know that they're trying to take us back to slavery days!"

Watch the video below.
 

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A top border official criticized White House secretary Jen Psaki for her reaction to horrendous photos of border agents on horseback corralling Haitian migrants.

Border agents on horseback chased down frightened Haitian immigrants in Del Rio, Texas on Sunday.

The border agents have since been assigned to desk duty by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

About 15,000 immigrants who migrated to Texas from South America and Mexico were living in squalor under the Del Rio international bridge at the US-Mexico border.

Reportedly, the border agents were ordered to round up the migrants for deportation back to Haiti.

When asked about the shameful behavior of the border agents, Psaki said the videos were "horrible to watch," and condemned the agents' actions.

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Psaki and other Democrats claimed the agents were "whipping" the Haitian migrants.

However, Border Patrol agent and head of the National Border Patrol Council, Brandon Judd lashed out at Psaki for "perpetuating the narrative that police are bad."

Judd claims Psaki and the Biden administration knew the border agents were not whipping people with their reins.

He said it is protocol for agents to "twirl" their reins to keep people away from the horses.

"There are very few things that will boil my blood as bad as the White House directly coming out and condemning an action before they know what happened," Judd told Just the News.

"Jen Psaki came out yesterday, and she condemned these actions, when in reality, it is a legitimate law enforcement action. This was meant to protect the illegal aliens."

Judd said agents are trained for crowd control by the Homeland Security Department to "twirl the reins" so humans aren't trampled by the horses.

"We have to keep those individuals away from the horses. If they get too close to the horses, the horses could step on them and they could break bones. They could kick them. They can get kicked in the head. It could cause death."

 

 

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Chris Brown is among the few celebrities to speak out about border agents "rounding up" Black Haitian immigrants to deport them back to Haiti.

Border agents on horseback chased down frightened Haitian immigrants in Del Rio, Texas on Sunday.

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Over 15,000 immigrants, mainly Haitian, migrated to Texas from Mexico and were living in squalor under the Del Rio international bridge at the US-Mexico border.

Texas officials declared a state of emergency, citing health issues due to the unvaccinated immigrants.

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The order was given to round up the immigrants and deport them to Haiti before they could have the chance to apply for asylum.

In a video filmed by MSNBC, agents on horseback are seen flicking long reins at fleeing Haitians who desperately clung to their bags of food.

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Chris Brown took to Instagram on Tuesday to express his outrage over the lack of attention being paid to the border crisis.

"I hope everyone is seeing what is happening with the people of Haiti at the border!!!!!! All the f***ing billionaires in that state alone should be trying to help. We have no peaceful strategies.. Hurding [sic] us up like cattle farmers... Hey everyone Please take a f***ing look at what’s going on!! Please!!!??????"

 

 

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Border agents on horseback chased down and "rounded up" Haitian immigrants like cattle in Del Rio, Texas on Sunday.

One of the agents was seen swinging a rope to lasso a person wading in the Rio Grande.

More than 15,000 Haitians traveled to the Texas through South America and Mexico. They have been living in squalor amid human waste under the Del Rio International Bridge for a week.

The Department of Homeland Security said 400 agents and police will be in Del Rio, Texas on Monday to process the Haitian migrants for deportation back to Haiti.

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Advocacy groups are demanding answers to the disparity in U.S. immigration policy toward the Haitians.

Texas officials are overwhelmed by the surge of mainly Haitian immigrants that swelled from 4,000 to 14,000 in just 2 days last week.

A prevailing theory is that Haitians believe the Biden administration will treat them more kindly than the Trump administration that did everything it could to restrict border crossings.

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But DHS officials say the Haitians are not welcome here. One official said the migrants are being deported under Title 42 health protections -- due to Covid-19.

"Our borders are not open, and people should not make the dangerous journey," one official said.

But rather than resettle the Haitians in cities across the US - as Biden did with thousands of Mexican and Afghan migrants - the Haitians are being deported back to Haiti before they can apply for asylum.

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After arriving in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, the migrants waded across the Rio Grande dam in knee deep water to reach the encampment under the Del Rio International Bridge in Texas.

Prosperous Haitians who paid up to $10,000 to fly to South America from Haiti found themselves living in squalor under the bridge alongside the poorest Haitians.

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Their perilous journey ended right back where they started.

The first planeload of nearly 300 refugees landed in Haiti on Sunday.

As they descended the steps, many hid their faces from the cameras and threatened photographers who took their pictures.

One Haitian man said he lived and worked in Chile for years after migrating there when the 2010 earthquake in Haiti killed more than 200,000 people. He only followed the others to Texas when jobs dried up in Chile.

The man said border agents snatched him from under the bridge as he slept in the middle of the night and deported him back to a country he barely knows.

"How could they bring us back here?" he asked. "This is an injustice. I don't even know where we are going to sleep tonight.

"If Biden continues with these deportations, he's no better than Trump. I'm afraid for my safety here. I don't even know this country anymore."

DHS has told Haiti's government to expect up to eight flights a day beginning Monday.

Tom Cartwright of the advocacy group Witness at the Border who tracks repatriation flights, said three Coast Guard planes left Texas bound for Haiti on Sunday.

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Cardi B sent her prayers to the survivors of Haiti's devastating magnitude 7.2 earthquake that left over 1,300 people dead on Sunday.

The epicenter was located about 100 miles west of Haiti's capital city Port-au-Prince.

Rescuers are scrambling to find victims still alive in the rubble before tropical depression Grace arrives on Monday.

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The devastating earthquake comes a month after Haiti's president Jovenel Moise was assassinated by armed members of a hit squad with ties to Miami and the Dominican Republic.

On Saturday, Cardi B, real name Belcalis Almanzar, took to social media to share her sympathy and prayers for the Haitians affected by the earthquake.

"I got a soft spot for Haiti and [its] people. They my cousins. I pray for Haiti they go thru soo much... God please cover that land and its people," she tweeted.

Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka, who was born in Japan, said she will donate all her prize money from an upcoming tournament to the Haitian people.

The Republic of Haiti is located on Hispaniola Island and shares its eastern border with the Dominican Republic where Cardi B's father was born.

Haiti has a history of killer earthquakes. Hispaniola Island sits between two large tectonic plates that are always active.

The 2010 earthquake in Haiti left an estimated 300,000 people dead and 1 million people without homes.
 

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Haitian police have arrested the alleged mastermind behind the plot to kill President Jovenel Moise and overthrow the Haitian government.

Christian Emmanuel Sanon, a Haitian-born doctor, was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of masterminding the presidential assassination.

On Sunday, National police chief Leon Charles announced Sanon, 63, allegedly recruited mercenaries out of South Florida to protect himself.

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President Moise, 53, was murdered in his private home on Wednesday, July 7. His wife, Martine Moise, was wounded. The first lady is in stable condition at a Miami hospital.

Sanon flew to Haiti by private plane in June. He then contacted South Florida CTU Security firm to provide personal security.

However, in July the team's mission changed. They were given new orders to arrest President Moise.

"The initial mission that was given to these assailants was to protect the individual named Emmanuel Sanon, but afterward, the mission changed," police chief Charles said.

In a video posted on YouTube, Sanon implied he would become president of Haiti.

"With me in power, you are going to have to tell me, 'What are you doing with my uranium? What are you going to do with the oil that we have in the country? What are you going to do with the gold? We need a new leadership that will change the way of life."

Within hours of Moise's death, police and civilians rounded up the alleged assassins, including Americans James Solages, 35, and Joseph G. Vincent, 55, and eighteen Colombians. Five assassins remain at large and three were killed by police.
 

 

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The United Nations is calling for calm after the president of Haiti was gunned down by two assassins who claimed to be DEA agents.

Haitian President Jovenel Moise was shot to death and his wife was wounded in their home early Wednesday, according to published reports.

The gunmen reportedly identified themselves as agents with the Drug Enforcement Agency.

The gunmen spoke Spanish, not the island's native French or Creole languages, witnesses say.

The assassination was confirmed by Claude Joseph, the interim prime minister, on Wednesday.

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The First Lady Martine Moise was also shot, but her condition is unknown, according to the Associated Press.

U.S. Congress and lawmakers called for a full investigation and said the perpetrators must be held accountable.

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Moise's death will likely cause more unrest in Haiti. Opposition protesters burned tires during a demonstration, calling for Moise's departure in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on November 18, 2020.

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Joseph said the police and military are in control of the security situation in Haiti.

Joe Biden acknowledged the presidential assassination as he boarded Air Force One on Wednesday morning. "We need a lot more information, but it's very worrisome about the state of Haiti," the U.S. president said.