The Nevada Independent reported on Thursday that Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has no immediate plans to send state National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border, saying he did not think the proposed plan was “appropriate.”
A spokeswoman for Sandoval said Thursday that the Republican governor had not been contacted by the federal government since the administration announced earlier this week that it would deploy several thousand National Guard troops to the border and that he would only consider doing so under specific circumstances.
“In the past, the Nevada Army National Guard has participated in Border (Patrol) missions, which amounted to both surveillance and life-saving mission sets in the performance of their border duties,” Sandoval spokeswoman Mary-Sarah Kinner wrote in an email. “If a proposal that was consistent with life-saving missions was necessary and/or requested, the Governor would consider such a request.”
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