(Lincoln, NE) -- Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says state troopers deployed to the U.S./Mexico border will stay for another two weeks.
On Friday, Ricketts announced that 15 Nebraska State Patrol troopers, currently helping at the border, would continue their voluntary deployment to Texas for an additional 14 days.
“We appreciate the continued service of the Nebraska State Troopers who have volunteered to aid in the response to the ongoing border crisis. 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.” - Governor Pete Ricketts
Nebraska’s deployment is in response to a request for assistance from emergency management officials in the State of Texas. The request was made through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, which is a partnership of state emergency management agencies. The EMAC request follows the disaster declaration issued by Texas Governor Greg Abbott on June 1st in response to the emergency situation in many communities along the border.
A team of about 25 Nebraska State Patrol troopers traveled to Del Rio, Texas in June where they are partnering with the Texas Department of Public Safety to provide law enforcement assistance.