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AG Becerra Hails Victory for Dreamers Following Ninth Circuit Decision on DACA

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 8, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra responded to today’s decision in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the case Regents of the University of California, et al., v. United States Department of Homeland Security, et al., a legal challenge to the Trump Administration’s illegal rescission of the Deferred Action […]

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AG Becerra Joins Comment Letter Strongly Criticizing Trump Administration’s Proposed Dirty Power Plan

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 1, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has joined a multistate comment letter denouncing the Trump Administration’s proposal to dismantle the Clean Power Plan that sets national limits on carbon emissions from existing fossil-fuel power plants. In place of the current Clean Power Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing an illegal […]

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AG Becerra Continues to Defend the Rights of Transgender Individuals in the U.S. Military

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 30, 2018  – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined a multistate amicus brief in Doe v. Trump, continuing the California Department of Justice’s efforts to support legal challenges to President Trump’s ban on transgender people openly serving in the U.S. military. “Once again, California will stand up to President Trump’s discriminatory and regressive ban […]

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AG Becerra: CFPB Acting Director Mulvaney’s Failure to Protect Service Members is a Disgrace

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 24, 2018 –  Today, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined a bipartisan multistate coalition criticizing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) under Acting Director Mick Mulvaney for its failure to protect military service members. In a multistate letter, the 33 attorneys general condemned CFPB Acting Director Mulvaney for the decision to strip the agency’s […]

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AG Becerra: Court Reinstates Borrower Defense Rule

SACRAMENTO October 16, 2018 – Attorney General Becerra today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. District Court ruling reinstating the Borrower Defense Rule. The ruling grants immediate relief to students of now-defunct schools who were enrolled when their schools closed, and who otherwise meet the requirements for closed school discharge. “Today, the […]

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AG Becerra Issues Guidance Clarifying Rights of Californians and Responsibilities of Public Entities

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 28, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued guidance and model policies to ensure that facilities across the state remain accessible to all residents. The guidance advises the proper role of staff at public facilities if any agency, official, or officer, whether local or federal, seeks to engage in immigration enforcement. Required by the California […]

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Attorney General Becerra, San Francisco District Attorney Gascón Announce $148 Million Settlement with Uber over 2016 Data Breach and Cover-Up

SAN FRANCISCO September 26, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón today announced a $148 million nationwide settlement resolving allegations that Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber) violated state data breach reporting and reasonable data security laws in connection with its 2016 breach of driver and customer data. Uber is accused […]

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AG Becerra Co-Leads Amicus Brief Standing Up for Temporary Protected Status Holders

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 19, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the District of Columbia in leading a multistate amicus brief in support of plaintiffs in Saget v. Trump. In this case, plaintiffs challenge the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) policy to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for […]

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AG Becerra Sues to Block Trump Administration’s Repeal of Rule Preventing Damaging, Wasteful Leakage of Natural Gas

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 18, 2018 — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the California Air Resources Board, and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas today filed suit against the Trump Administration for its unlawful attempt to dismantle critical environmental waste protections. After attempting to illegally delay and suspend its implementation, the Trump Administration has now acted to […]

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AG Becerra Joins 55 Attorneys General Calling on Congress to Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act

SACRAMENTO September 17, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with 55 Attorneys General, joined a letter calling on the U.S. Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) to help ensure support for programs that aim to combat and prevent domestic and sexual violence. The programs supported through VAWA include training and […]

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AG General Becerra Leads Coalition Praising New Pro Bono Initiative Committing $15 Million to Advance Sustainability

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Sept. 14, 2018 – As part of the Global Climate Action Summit held this week in San Francisco, California, Attorney General Xavier Becerra led a coalition of five attorneys general in praising an innovative new program that will commit approximately $15 million of pro bono legal support by 2020 for climate change and sustainability efforts. The new program, Lawyers […]

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AG Becerra Demands Answers on Federal Immigration Enforcement Conditions Placed on State and Local Public Safety Funding

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 11, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today continued his defense of funding for state and local law enforcement, submitting a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the U.S. Department of Justice. The FOIA seeks information about the Trump Administration’s unconstitutional attempt to commandeer California law enforcement agencies into enforcing federal […]

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AG Becerra: Weakening Our Equal Credit Opportunity Laws Will Worsen Inequality, Promote Discriminatory Practices

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 5, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a coalition of 14 states expressing serious concern about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) apparent rejection of protections against lending discrimination. Earlier this summer, Acting Director Mick Mulvaney indicated that the CFPB may no longer enforce the Equal Credit Opportunity Act’s (ECOA) protections against […]

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CA Attorney General Becerra Leads Amicus Brief Defending Temporary Protected Status Holders

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 30, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today led an 18-state coalition in filing an amicus brief in Ramos v. Nielsen, supporting plaintiffs’ efforts to prevent the potential deportation of hundreds of thousands of people who hold Temporary Protected Status (TPS). In this case, plaintiffs seek a preliminary injunction blocking a new rule issued by the […]

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AG Becerra Files FOIA for Answers about Trump-Pence Title X Rule Restricting Access to Women’s Reproductive Healthcare

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 28, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking answers about the Trump-Pence Administration’s Title X proposal that restricts access to reproductive healthcare. The Title X program provides critical preventive and life-saving care, including birth control, to four million patients nationally, including one million patients in California. In […]

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AG Becerra: Preliminary Injunction Blocks Trump Administration from Distributing Blueprints of 3D-Printed, Untraceable “Ghost” Guns

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 27, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with a Washington State-led coalition of 20 Attorneys General, today secured a preliminary injunction to continue blocking the Trump Administration’s reckless action to make available blueprints for untraceable so-called “ghost” guns that can be manufactured on a 3D printer. “When the Trump Administration inexplicably gave […]

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AG Becerra Condemns DeVos Plan to Rescind School Discipline Guidance that Protects Children of Color, Students with Disabilities, LGBTQ Youth

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 24, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today led a multistate coalition in blasting the U.S. Department of Education for plans to rescind critical school discipline guidance put in place to protect students of color, those with disabilities, boys and LGBTQ youth. The Attorneys General condemned Secretary Betsy DeVos’ latest attempt to take away […]

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AG Becerra Joins Coalition of 52 Attorneys General Supporting the SOFA Act to Help Fight the Opioid Crisis

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 23, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a bipartisan group of Attorneys General supporting the Stopping Overdoses of Fentanyl Analogues (SOFA) Act in Congress. The legislation closes a harmful loophole in federal law allowing the legal distribution of fentanyl analogues. Fentanyl analogues are designed to mimic the effect of fentanyl, […]

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Trump Administration Makes Second Attempt to Withhold Federal Public Safety Dollars from California, AG Becerra Takes Fight to Court

SACRAMENTO August 23, 2018 – For the second year in a row, the Trump Administration has placed unlawful and unreasonable immigration conditions on a federal grant for local and state law enforcement. Today, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit seeking to halt the Administration’s conditions. “Yet again, the Trump Administration is withholding millions of […]

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AG Becerra Helps Secure Victory to Protect Immigrant Children Abused or Neglected in Home Country

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 16, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today helped secure a victory in the California Supreme Court in Bianka M. v. Superior Court.  The lawsuit involved the procedures that children who have been abandoned, abused, or neglected by a parent must go through to become eligible to apply for “Special Immigrant Juvenile” visas. […]