POLL: Governor Ricketts sends State Troopers to Texas for border management
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Governor Pete Ricketts has announced Nebraska will be sending State Troopers down to Texas after a request for support in managing areas along the border of Mexico and the United States.
“Nebraska is stepping up to help Texas respond to the ongoing crisis on their border with Mexico,” said Governor Ricketts. “The disastrous policies of the Biden-Harris Administration created an immigration crisis on the border. While the federal government has fallen short in its response, Nebraska is happy to step up to provide assistance to Texas as they work to protect their communities and keep people safe.”
The request comes from emergency management officials in Texas through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact.
It comes after Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration on June 1st.
Around 25 State Troopers will travel to Del Rio, Texas later this month and partner with the Texas Department of Public Safety to provide law enforcement assistance. The Governor said the deployment will last no longer than 16 days.