Probe into Border Patrol agents drags on over a month, despite Mayorkas claim it would take 'days'

The facts will drive the actions that we take,” Mayorkas said in 구월. “We ourselves will pull no punches and we need to conduct this investigation thoroughly, but very quickly. It will be completed in days, if not weeks.

BORDER PATROL AGENTS WHO BIDEN SAID WOULD ‘PAY’ COULD GET MINIMAL PUNISHMENT, 공무원의 말

Mounted U.S. Border Patrol agents watch Haitian immigrants on the bank of the Rio Grande in Del Rio, Texas on Sept. 20, 2021 as seen from Ciudad Acuna, 멕시코. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Mounted U.S. Border Patrol agents watch Haitian immigrants on the bank of the Rio Grande in Del Rio, Texas on Sept. 20, 2021 as seen from Ciudad Acuna, 멕시코. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) ((Photo by John Moore/Getty Images))

지금, as October comes to an end, the investigation is said to still be ongoing – as its conclusion threatens to create a political headache for the Biden administration.

“조사가 진행 중입니다,” a DHS spokesperson told Fox on Friday. “부서는 철저한, 독립적 인, 그리고 객관적인 과정. We are also committed to transparency and will release the results of the investigation once it is complete.

The controversy began with the emergence of images showing agents on horseback blocking Haitian migrants from entering the U.S. in a Del Rio riverine, and in one case grabbing onto a migrant’s shirt.

하나, some media outlets and Democratic lawmakers misidentified the agents’ split reins, which they use to control the horse, 같이 “채찍” and accused the agents of whipping the migrants. The photographer who took the images, 그 동안에, said that he did not see anyone whip anyone either.

말을 탄 국경 순찰대의 이미지에 '충격' 행동하는 CBP 국장, AS ADMINISTRATION DOUBLES DOWN

Some outlets later qualified their description aswhip-like cordsbut many Democrats, including congressional leaders, forged ahead with the claim – and it soon spread to the White House.

To see people treated like they did, horses barely running over, people being strapped – it’s outrageous,” 바이든이 말했다, making a whipping motion with his hand. “I promise you, those people will pay. There will be an investigation underway now and there will be consequences. There will be consequences.

BIDEN ADMINISTRATION STOPS BORDER PATROL USING HORSES IN DEL RIO AMID DEM OUTRAGE

His comments infuriated Border Patrol agents as they saw the president throw their agents under the bus.

Would you go to work and do your best knowing that if you do your boss is going to ‘make you pay’?” one agent told Fox News. “I’m dumbfounded and don’t know what to say.

Mayorkas had initially backed the agents alongside Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz, noting the use of reins to control the horse. He later claimed he had not seen the images when he made those remarks and, while staying away from thewhip” 주장, continued to call the images disturbing as the agents were placed on desk duty and the use of horses were ended in the Del Rio Sector.

The investigation into what occurred has not yet concluded. We know that those images painfully conjured up the worst elements of our nation’s ongoing battle against systemic racism,” 그는 말했다.

Chris Magnus, Biden’s pick to lead Customs and Border Protection (CBP) – which oversees Border Patrol – recently described the images astroublingalthough he also stayed away from making claims about whips, and said conclusions should not be drawn until the investigation is complete.

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