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LSSNCA Statement on Tonight's Voiding Title 42

We are rejoicing with many communities tonight in the wake of the announcement that U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan has struck down the use of the cruel and controversial Title 42 policy. Long used as a way to separate families and send those seeking asylum back into harm’s way, we hope this will put an end to the use of any and all supposed public health laws blocking people from reaching safety in the United States. We agree with Judge Sullivan that, we as Americans are all responsible to ensure we “do not suspend the … substantive rights of non-citizens seeking safe harbor,” and instead continue being the beacon of hope and safety. While we celebrate tonight, we also continue to think of the thousands of individuals who have lost loved ones, had their hope challenged and their right to claim asylum safely in the U.S. taken away from them under Trump and Biden due to Title 42. LSSNCA looks forward to welcoming our new neighbors in the DMV, and continuing to open our doors to all those seeking safety.