NAACP President Demands Meeting with Biden over Border-Patrol-Whip Allegation

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Migrants cross the Rio Grande River as Border Patrol agents monitor on horses on the U.S. side of the bank near the International Bridge between Mexico and the U.S, in Del Rio, Texas, September 20, 2021. (Go Nakamura/Reuters)

The president of the NAACP, Derrick Johnson, demanded Tuesday to meet with President Biden after allegations surfaced that border-patrol agents have been corralling undocumented Haitian migrants with whips, which the leader called “inhumane treatment.”

Johnson suggested that such malfeasance which progressives observed and decried under the Trump administration should receive the same outrage now that Biden is president. The civil-rights organization head challenged Biden’s declaration that America has returned to its former glory and goodness with a new administration at the helm, implying that the border crisis has been a moment of failure for the nation.

“The humanitarian crisis happening under this administration on the southern border disgustingly mirrors some of the darkest moments in America’s history,” Johnson said in a statement obtained by the New York Times. “If we were to close our eyes and this was occurring under the Trump administration, what would we do? The inhumane treatment of the Haitian refugees seeking help is utterly sickening.”

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