Nebraska will send state troopers to the United States-Mexico border to aid Texas law enforcement with the nation's ongoing border crisis, Neb. Governor Pete Ricketts announced last week.
Gov. Ricketts announced that he would be sending Nebraska State Patrol troopers specifically to the Del Rio, Texas, area of the border to partner with the Texas Department of Public Safety for no longer than 16 days.
Gov. Ricketts said in a statement:
Nebraska is stepping up to help Texas respond to the ongoing crisis on their border with Mexico. 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 announcement comes after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey asked states to help them with their crisis-hit southern borders. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was the first to send help, announcing last week the deployment of officers from 12 of the state's police agencies to the U.S.-Mexico border to assist Texas and Arizona.
In May, more than 172,000 apprehensions were made at the border -- a nearly 700% increase in illegal immigration compared to the same time last year. However, after apprehending border crossers, the Biden administration is releasing tens of thousands into American communities.
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Updated: Tue, Jul 6th 2021 @ 11:35am EDT