Zuckerberg-Funded Pro-Amnesty Groups Sue Border Patrol Over ‘Whipping’ Hoax

A coalition of far-left pro-amnesty groups has filed a lawsuit against the United States Border Patrol, reviving the debunked hoax that horseback agents were seen “whipping” illegal aliens back in September, Breitbart reports.

The lawsuit claims that the Border Patrol has demonstrated “physical abuse, racial discrimination, denial of basic necessities and medical treatment, and a complete failure to process asylum claims.” The only proof offered by the suit is the handful of photographs taken from the incident in September, which was debunked by the photographer himself as instead being captured in the moment that horseback agents were spinning their reins around in an effort to keep illegals away from their horses, rather than actually whipping them.

Nevertheless, the lawsuit doubles down on the debunked claim that agents “lashed at [one Haitian migrant] with split reins.”

Among the groups behind the lawsuit are the Justice Action Center and the Haitian Bridge Alliance; one of the lawyers involved in the lawsuit, Nicole Phillips, is a member of Haitian Bridge Alliance, a group which has received funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI).

CZI, founded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, focuses on making “grants to organizations working in support of our missions in Science, Education, and Justice & Opportunity.” To this end, CZI has given out well over $2.9 billion in grants to various far-left advocacy groups. Haitian Bridge Alliance alone received three different grants from CZI in 2020, first being awarded $100,000 for “general operating support,” followed by another $20,000 “for COVID-19 rapid response funding,” and then $50,000 in “responsive equity work centering black migrants and asylum-seekers.”

The case, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, is Haitian Bridge Alliance v. Biden.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: A United States Border Patrol agent on horseback tries to stop a Haitian migrant from entering an encampment on the banks of the Rio Grande near the Acuna Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas on September 19, 2021. - The United States said Saturday it would ramp up deportation flights for thousands of migrants who flooded into the Texas border city of Del Rio, as authorities scramble to alleviate a burgeoning crisis for President Joe Biden's administration. (Photo by PAUL RATJE / AFP) (Photo by PAUL RATJE/AFP via Getty Images)