(USA Features) Nebraska officials have agreed to sent law enforcement personnel to assist Arizona and Texas in dealing with the ongoing migrant crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border after both states appealed for help last week.
Gov. Pete Ricketts, a Republican, announced he would send state troopers on Saturday.
“Nebraska is stepping up to help Texas respond to the ongoing crisis on their border with Mexico,” said Ricketts on Saturday.
The disastrous policies of the Biden-Harris Administration created an immigration crisis on the border,” he continued.
“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,” he added.
The Epoch Times reports that about two dozen Nebraska State Troopers will go to Del Rio, Texas, to assist Texas Department of Public Safety with law enforcement support.
Nebraska is the second state to answer the call. Last week, Florida became the first state as GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his state would send personnel as well.
“America’s border security crisis impacts every state and every American,” DeSantis said in a statement. “The Biden Administration ended policies implemented by President Trump that were curbing illegal immigration, securing our border, and keeping Americans safe.”
In their letter, Govs. Doug Ducey of Arizona and Greg Abbott of Texas said President Joe Biden “has proven unwilling or unable” to commit to policies and resources aimed at stemming the near-historic flow of illegal aliens into the country.
“Border states like Texas and Arizona are ‘ground zero’ for this crisis and bear a disproportionate share of those burdens,” their letter said, adding that “additional manpower is needed from any state that can spare it.”
“Given the staggering number of violations now occurring in Texas and Arizona, additional manpower is needed from any state that can spare it. With your help, we can apprehend more of these perpetrators of state and federal crimes, before they can cause problems in your state,” the governors wrote in the letter.
The letter went to 48 states. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) is also reportedly considering sending law enforcement assistance as well.