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Insurance Commissioner Lara issues statement on U.S. Supreme Court public charge ruling

News: 2020 Press Release

For Release: January 27, 2020
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Insurance Commissioner Lara issues statement on U.S. Supreme Court public charge ruling

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling today to uphold the Trump Administration's discriminatory "public charge" rule:

"Trump's public charge rule is meant to drive a wedge between immigrants and the programs that are there to protect all residents, including access to health care. As the leader of California's largest consumer protection agency, I will guard the rights of those who continue to be targeted and discriminated against by this federal government. Anyone who has questions about how the federal rule would affect them should contact a qualified immigration attorney or one of the groups listed on the California Department of Social Services website."

"La regla de carga pública de Trump está destinada a crear una brecha entre los inmigrantes y los programas que existen para proteger a todos los residentes. Como líder de la agencia de protección al consumidor más grande de California, continuaré protegiendo los derechos de aquellos que continúan siendo blancos de ataques y discriminación por parte del gobierno federal. Cualquier persona que tenga preguntas sobre cómo le afectaría la regla federal debe comunicarse con un abogado de inmigración calificado o uno de los grupos que figuran en el sitio web del Departamento de Servicios Sociales de California."

 

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