Ricketts Backs Governor's Request For Names Of Undocumented Children

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Updated: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:21:10 CST

The crisis at the border continues. 200 unaccompanied children have been placed in Nebraska. Governor Heineman has demanded the Department of Health and Human Services to release their names and where they're staying.

Today, Republican gubernatorial nominee Pete Ricketts took on the fight. He said Governor Heineman deserves that information.

Ricketts supports a recent challenge by Senate candidate Ben Sasse to President Obama. He's called on the President to visit Central America and speak on immigration policies in the United States.

Ricketts said the border issue must be addressed.
"This is a humanitarian crisis that was created by the President when he deferred action on children and said we weren't going to deport them. What it said to families in Central America was send your kids here and that's not fair and that's not right. Ben Sasse has just called for the President to go to Central America and make clear what the policy of the United States is, that these kids belong with their families," Ricketts said.

In November, Ricketts faces Democratic gubernatorial nominee Chuck Hassebrook.