CA Latino Caucus Responds to U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Allow Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule to Advance

January 27, 2020

SACRAMENTO Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), Chairwoman of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, released the following statement on behalf of the Caucus in reaction to the decision by the United States Supreme Court to overturn the nationwide injunction on the Trump administration’s public charge rule: 

“We are disappointed that this administration continues to try to re-write the rules of the American Dream, allowing access only to the rich and powerful. This policy is short-sighted and un-American.”

The Trump administration has proposed regulatory changes to expand the list of people who can be denied citizenship and/or legal residency based on whether a person accesses certain government assistance programs. Such a draconian policy change will undermine the collective health and welfare of our nation by driving millions of children and families across the country away from critical programs and services,

According to the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, this proposal will push thousands of Californians out of government assistance programs and result in billions of dollars of losses to the state’s economy.

For questions or to schedule an interview with a member of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, contact Sami Gallegos:  



The California Latino Legislative Caucus serves as a forum for members from the State Senate and Assembly to identify key issues affecting Latinos and develop avenues to empower the Latino Community throughout California. Following in the footsteps of generations of pioneering Latinos who settled and helped build this great state, Latino legislators united in 1973 to maximize their power notwithstanding their limited numbers. Since its creation 47 years ago, the Caucus has grown in both numbers and stature. There are now a record 34 members of the Caucus and more than half of the legislative members are women. The Caucus boasts a rich history of empowerment, legislative and political success and serves as one of the most influential and strategic organizations in California.