Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday announced plans to activate more than 200 Kentucky National Guard members to help in the crisis at the Mexican border later this year.
Beshear announced plans to send 220 soldiers to the border, joining approximately 3,000 guard personnel from other states, during a news conference in Frankfort on Thursday.
“This is a direct request from the federal government, from the Department of Homeland Security,” Beshear said. “This is not a request made from several governors that are out there, without the backing of the federal government.”