The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has called new footage of border patrol agents on horseback attempting to push back migrants as they cross the Rio Grande "extremely troubling."
D.H.S. has said in a tweet that it has reviewed footage emerging from the border and takes the allegations of abuse against migrants “very seriously.”
“The footage is extremely troubling, and the facts learned from the full investigation, which will be conducted swiftly, will define the appropriate disciplinary actions to be taken,” D.H.S. said.
The announcement of the investigation follows the publication of scenes from along the Rio Grande depicting what appears to be Border Patrol officials mounted on horseback chasing, grabbing and intimidating migrants, using their horses to physically block them from crossing further into the United States.