Republican Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts announced Saturday that he will be sending troops to the southern border to assist Texas as the Biden administration continues to neglect the ongoing crisis.
“Gov. Pete Ricketts plans to send about two dozen state troopers to Texas later this month to help patrol the nation’s border with Mexico,” reported The Associated Press.
“Ricketts has criticized President Joe Biden’s approach to border security and several other policies, but he said the aid is being provided to Texas under a preexisting agreement that is normally activated in times of emergencies,” the report added.
The governor said troopers “will spend up to 16 days helping the Texas Department of Public Safety, but didn’t say how the deployment would be paid for,” the AP said.
Last week, Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that he has directed Florida law enforcement officers to assist at the southern border in both Texas and Arizona, too, answering calls from the states’ governors asking for help.
The crisis at the U.S./Mexico border has continued to worsen as the Biden administration seems to look the other way. As highlighted by The Daily Wire, former President Donald Trump said last week he would visit the border before Vice President Kamala Harris, who has been tapped by President Joe Biden to handle the worsening crisis.
Harris, in turn, has since announced that she will visit the border, and Trump has claimed credit for the VP’s forthcoming move.
“America’s border security crisis impacts every state and every American,” said DeSantis.
“The Biden Administration ended policies implemented by President Trump that were curbing illegal immigration, securing our border, and keeping Americans safe,” the Republican continued. “Governors Abbott (of Texas) and Ducey (of Arizona) recently sent out a call for help to every state in the nation, needing additional law enforcement manpower and other resources to aid with border security.”
“I’m proud to announce today that the state of Florida is answering the call. Florida has your back.”
In a press release issued Wednesday, DeSantis’ office…
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Original article posted by Amanda Prestigiacomo at The Daily Wire. Title Altered by Montana Daily Gazette.