Governor Pete Ricketts said Friday he has deployed 48 Nebraska National Guard soldiers at the request of President Trump to help secure the nation’s border.
Ricketts, operating as the Nebraska National Guard’s Commander in Chief, said. “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.”
Ricketts said Nebraska troops have been deployed for this purpose since August 2018 when the request has been made by the federal government.