The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will no longer use horses on the Texas-Mexico border, where thousands of Haitian migrants have tried to take refuge.
“We have temporarily suspended the use of the horse patrol in Del Rio. We will prioritize other methods of identifying individuals who may be in medical need,” CNN quoted a DHS official Thursday.
The DHS is currently investigating mounted Border Patrol agents from Del Rio, Texas who appear to have been aggressively trying to stop migrants.
Another officer was also heard taunting and using profanity in describing Haiti.
The US has sent migrants home to Haiti. Officials announced that the camp had been reduced to 4,000 people from approximately 15,000.
According to immigration officials, approximately 3200 migrants have been admitted into the US system.
The US is also in talks with Brazil in Chile to allow some Haitians who had previously lived in those countries to return, according to The Associated Press.