Behind the Poll:

A photograph posted on Twitter was used to allege Border Patrol agents were whipping migrants while on horseback in Del Rio, Texas. This was denied by an anonymous Border Patrol agent, who said the photograph actually showed horse reins.

The anonymous source also claimed that Border Patrol agents use whips to steer their horses and spin them to deter migrants from coming too close to the horses. 

Despite the allegation being unproven, the Biden Administration has banned the use of horses in Del Rio and reassigned the agents using them to desk duties. Some think this is a disproportionate response that will make enforcing border security more difficult. What do you think – should horses be used to patrol the border? 

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