Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement after today’s decision by the Supreme Court of the United States regarding the public charge rule that targets low-income immigrant families:
“The effects of today’s Supreme Court decision on the “public charge” rule will be devastating. Because of the “public charge” rule, families are already going hungry and people are avoiding needed medical care.
“California is actively reviewing the decision to determine next steps and provide further guidance to impacted Californians. California will continue to fight against these efforts to terrorize immigrant families.
“Anyone concerned about this ruling should seek qualified immigration advice.”
The Governor’s 2020-2021 state budget proposal includes a total of $75 million ongoing to support qualified nonprofit organizations that provide a broad array of qualified immigration services. A list of immigration services providers is available here.