Nebraska governor turns down federal government request to house migrant children
Nick Monroe | The Post Millennial
Another US state has decided to not help the Biden administration out of their border crisis.
According to AP, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts today announced he too is declining to house migrant children in his state.
“Nebraska is declining their request because we are reserving our resources for serving our kids. I do not want our kids harmed as the result of President Biden’s bad policies.”
Republican Governor Ricketts is against the Biden administration’s “sponsor” initiative that allows migrant children to go with parents or other family members in the US while their asylum case makes its way through immigration courts.
Ricketts suggested the Biden administration work with Central American governments instead, and focus on reuniting families back where they came from.
“When the Trump Administration expanded the policy of separating children from their families, many, including myself, urged them to keep children and families together. The Biden Administration should focus on working with Central American governments to reunite the children with their families in their home countries instead of pursuing the risky strategy of scattering them across the United States.”
Late last month it was the President of Mexico who blamed Biden for policies appearing to openly endorse a migration surge. States like Arizona have called on their National Guard to retain order as the White House’s inaction left them to fend for themselves. Days ago Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds publicly declined the federal government’s request to house migrant children in her state. She too cited it being a matter of limited resources and prioritizing American citizens.
On the flip-side, the Biden border crisis is taking a more optimistic turn as the White House has finally taken more definitive action to curtail migrant flow. Yesterday’s news of an agreement between the US and Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala establishes a mutually beneficial partnership. In exchange for these Central American countries policing migrants coming through, USAID is willing to provide these countries with aid programs.
Such a thing might help the migrant detention facilities on the US-Mexico border. As pointed out by Project Veritas, the Donna, Texas capacity size has seemingly tripled within a few weeks. The Biden administration is asking for federal employees to volunteer at the US – Mexico border in exchange for four months of paid leave.