Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) on Tuesday declined the Biden administration’s request for the state to help house displaced migrant children who have entered the United States, saying that President Biden “created” a crisis at the border and Nebraska would use its resources for “serving our kids.”
From the Lincoln Journal Star:
“Nebraska is declining their request because we are reserving our resources for serving our kids,” the governor said. “I do not want our kids harmed as the result of President Biden’s bad policies.”
“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,” Ricketts said.
“President Biden has created an immigration crisis on our border with thousands of unaccompanied migrant children coming to our country without their parents or family,” he said.
Image credit: Screengrab / Governor Pete Ricketts / YouTube