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Elko County Commission Asks Gov. Sandoval To Reconsider Sending National Guard To Border

County commissioners in Elko want Governor Brian Sandoval to know they support the deployment of National Guard troops to the border.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports commissioners voted unanimously to write a resolution to send to the governor to officially express their support.

Sandoval has not agreed to send troops to the border, a move some southern states have signed on to after a suggestion from President Donald Trump.

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A presidential memorandum states that the Secretary of Defense will work with the Department of Homeland Security to secure the border, and designates that the Secretary of Defense can call on National Guard units for support.

Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California governors have complied with the president’s directive.

Nevada has not been asked to contribute. Elko County Commissioners have asked Governor Sandoval to reconsider his decision.