Image of agent on horseback is reminder of US immigration mistreatment, Haitians say

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Miami Herald

MIAMI — The image of a U.S. border agent on horseback wielding what appears to be a rope or reins while chasing a Haitian migrant on the U.S.-Mexico border first appeared on Rulx Jean-Bart’s telephone as a WhatsApp video being shared by outraged fellow Haitians. Jean-Bart, a former director of what was once the largest Haitian rights organization who now lives in Miramar, said the image instantly took him back several decades. It didn’t matter if the agent was holding a lariat or horse reins or if the migrant was actually struck or not. The picture was enough. “It reminded me of our history he…

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