CA Latino Caucus Celebrates Federal Judge’s Decision to Block Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule

July 31, 2020

SACRAMENTO On behalf of the entire California Latino Legislative Caucus, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) and Senator Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles), Chair and Vice Chair of the Caucus, made the following statement after a federal judge on Wednesday put a freeze on the Trump administration’s public charge rule while the COVID-19 national health emergency declaration is in effect:

“The Trump administration’s draconian public charge rule has made immigrants—many of whom are working essential jobs that increase their risk of catching the virus—fearful of seeking medical care or even testing and treatment for COVID-19. No one should ever be punished for taking care of their health or seeking financial help during this crisis. The court’s decision is a relief not only for the communities we represent, but for all of our efforts to end this pandemic.”


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