Border Agents accused of lashing migrants have been assigned to desk duties, DHS chief Mayorkas reveals

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas revealed Wednesday that border officials seen in photos rounding up migrants on horseback to push them back across the Mexico border have been reassigned to desk duty while the incidents are being investigated.

Mayorkas, testifying before the House Homeland Security Committee, said the images, where Border Patrol agents on horseback appeared to be using their reins as whips, were ‘correctly and necessarily were met with our nation’s horror.’

‘They do not reflect who we are as a country nor do they reflect who the United States Custom and Border Protection is,’ Mayorkas said.

The secretary said that his agency was investigating the footage ‘with tremendous speed and with tremendous force,’ and would get to the bottom of the matter in ‘days, not weeks.’

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Source: Daily Mail