Gov. Pillen to travel to U.S.-Mexico border

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – Governor Jim Pillen and Major General Craig Strong, Adjutant General of the Nebraska National Guard will travel to Texas on Sunday, Feb. 4 to receive an in-person security update on the situation at the southern border.

Gov. Pillen and Major General Strong will join Texas Governor Greg Abbott and more than a dozen other governors for a joint news conference following the security briefing, at 2:30 p.m. (CT) in Eagle Pass, TX.

“The mission to secure the border is critical to the security of Nebraskans as well as all Americans,” said Gov. Pillen. “We need to continue our support of Operation Lone Star and will assess additional resources Nebraska can offer to secure the border, and stop the flow of illegal drugs, and end the humanitarian crisis.”

Last year, Nebraska deployed drone operators from the State Patrol to assist with surveillance operations. During the summer, more than 60 members of the Nebraska National Guard conducted operations alongside Texas authorities to turn back and detain those illegally crossing the border.

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