Border Patrol agents falsely accused of mistreating migrants met with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, two years following the incident.
Despite an internal investigation debunking the accusations, the agents faced disciplinary actions for undefined violations.
“To see people treated like they did, horses barely them running over. … It’s outrageous. I promise you, those people will pay,” Biden said at the time. (Trending: Greta Thunberg Caught on Video Going Full Anti-Semite)
California Rep. Maxine Waters said the event was “worse than what we witnessed in slavery.”
“Any mistreatment or abuse of a migrant is unacceptable,” Mayorkas said.
“The pictures that I observed troubled me profoundly.”
“We know that those images painfully conjured up the worst elements of our nation’s ongoing battle against systemic racism.”
Mayorkas did not apologize and tensions between Border Patrol and the Biden administration persist amid a surge in illegal migrant encounters, affecting morale and leading to their demonization for political purposes.