Statement on Recent Title 42 Ruling

Cochise (AZ) County Sheriff Mark Dannels, chair of the NSA Border Security Committee, had this to say about the recent ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays (W.D. La.):

"America’s Sheriffs praise Judge Summerhays' decision, but this alone will not solve the problem of securing the Nation's border and keeping our communities safe.

This decision represents a victory for those communities on the border, as well as in the interior of the country, and will help protect people from COVID while keeping our local communities safer. Appealing this decision serves no interest except promoting the perception that the border is open and unprotected.  We call upon the Administration to accept this decision and move quickly to enhance resources along the southern border."