Gov. Pete Ricketts is sending 48 Nebraska National Guard soldiers to the United State’s southern border at the request of President Donald Trump.
“Right now, about 50 of our great troops are helping support our country’s mission of securing the border,” Gov. Ricketts said in a written statement released by his office. “Nebraskans want strong borders and support the rule of law. In light of the caravan moving towards our border, it is now more important than ever to reaffirm our country’s commitment to these principles. We will not tolerate illegal immigration. Nebraska supports President Trump’s work to secure the border and we stand ready to send additional troops to aid this mission if called upon.”
Troops have been deployed from Nebraska to support border security since August 2018, according to the governor’s office which states that over the years, Nebraska has deployed troops at the request of the federal government to support border security missions.