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AG Becerra Joins Amicus Brief to Defend Voters from Extreme Partisan Gerrymandering

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 6, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra yesterday joined a coalition of 18 states in filing an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court to support voters’ rights. In Gill v. Whitford, the Court will decide the constitutionality of Wisconsin’s redistricting plan, which was designed to ensure that the party drawing the district lines would control […]

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AG Becerra Ready to Sue Trump Administration Over DACA Decision

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 5, 2017 – In the wake of the announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions asserting that the Trump Administration will rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, initiative, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced that he is prepared to sue the Administration over its decision. “President Trump has turned his […]

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As the New School Year Begins, Attorney General Becerra Issues Guide for Parents to Help Protect Children from Identity Theft

SACRAMENTO August 28, 2017 – As the new school year begins across the State, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued a guide to help parents protect their children under the age of 16 from being the victims of identity theft. The guide helps parents place a “security freeze” on credit records in their child’s name and […]

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Attorney General Becerra on President Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpaio

SACRAMENTO August 25, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement on President Trump’s decision to pardon Joe Arpaio: “Former Sheriff and convicted criminal Joe Arpaio has shown America his true colors. He demonstrates an embarrassing contempt for the rule of law by hiding behind a disgraceful pardon to escape the punishment […]

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Attorney General Becerra Announces Settlement That Provides Over $51M In Debt Relief to Former Corinthian Students in California

SACRAMENTO August 18, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced a tentative settlement that provides over $51 million in debt relief for Californians who attended Corinthian Colleges. Corinthian intentionally targeted low-income, vulnerable individuals through deceptive and false advertising that misrepresented job placement rates and school programs. These unlawful activities were enabled by Aequitas […]

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AG Becerra Sues Trump Administration for Imposing Unlawful New Grant Conditions Targeted at “Sanctuary Jurisdictions”

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration for its unconstitutional attempt to force California law enforcement officials to engage in federal immigration enforcement, rather than allow them to use their discretion to determine how best to keep their communities safe. Last month, the […]

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AG Becerra Joins Multistate Letter Urging Congress to Protect Transgender Military Service Members

SACRAMENTO, CA, July 31, 2017 – Last week, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with 18 fellow Attorneys General, sent a letter to members of Congress urging them to add language to the federal National Defense Authorization Act that would explicitly prohibit discrimination against transgender persons who currently serve in or wish to join the […]

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Attorney General Becerra Opposes Trump Administration’s “Review” of Marine Sanctuaries

SACRAMENTO, Calif. July 27, 2017 –  Attorney General Xavier Becerra expressed his strong opposition to the Trump administration’s “review” of four national marine sanctuaries located off the California coast: Channel Islands, Cordell Bank, Greater Farallones, and Monterey Bay. In comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Attorney General Becerra underscored that California’s national marine sanctuaries contain […]

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Becerra Issues Consumer Alert on Price Gouging Following State of Emergency in Butte County

July 12, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued a consumer alert following the Governor’s declaration of a state of emergency in Butte County. Butte County, like other parts of the state, is currently dealing with a devastating wildfire that has burned hundreds of acres and forced residents to evacuate their homes. Attorney […]

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AG Becerra Sues U.S. Department of Education For Unlawfully Delaying Student Protections

SACRAMENTO, July 6, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education for unlawfully delaying the implementation of regulations aimed at protecting students from deceptive practices and fraud. The regulations, known as the “Borrower Defense Regulations,” were set to take effect on July 1, but Education Secretary […]

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AG Becerra Says Trump’s Threat to Defund “Sanctuary Jurisdictions” Jeopardizes Safety of CA Communities

SACRAMENTO, June 28, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today led nine states and Washington, DC in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in the United States District Court, Northern District of California, in support of the City and County of San Francisco, the County of Santa Clara, and the City of Richmond in their challenge to […]

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Attorney General Becerra: High Court Will Determine If Oval Office Can Trump The Constitution

SACRAMENTO June 26, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court decided to review the legality of the Trump Administration’s Muslim travel ban and to keep in place a substantial part of two lower court preliminary injunctions blocking the travel ban. “Our Constitution will finally have […]

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AG Becerra: Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas Added to List of Restricted State Travel

SAN FRANCISCO, June 22, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced that California will prohibit state-funded and state-sponsored travel to Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas based on discriminatory legislation enacted in each state. “Our country has made great strides in dismantling prejudicial laws that have deprived too many of our fellow Americans of […]

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AG Becerra Responds to EPA Statement on California Emission Standards

SACRAMENTO June 16, 2017 – Yesterday, at a hearing before a House Appropriations subcommittee, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt acknowledged the importance of the waiver that allows California to set its own automobile emission standards, stating “Currently the waiver is not under review…This has been something that has been granted going back to the beginning of the Clean […]

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AG Becerra: If Trump Won’t Protect Students from Unscrupulous For-Profit “Colleges”, Then I Will

SACRAMENTO, June 14, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is taking action to protect students defrauded by for-profit colleges and universities and to prevent other students from facing similar circumstances. Attorney General Becerra and eight attorneys general filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit to defend key new rules aimed at protecting students […]

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AG Becerra to Trump Administration: Protect California’s National Monuments

SACRAMENTO June 8, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today – exactly 111 years after President Teddy Roosevelt signed the landmark Antiquities Act into law – vowed to protect California’s national monuments that President Donald Trump is threatening. In a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, Attorney General Becerra expressed his strong opposition […]

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AG Becerra to Secretary DeVos: Expedite Loan Forgiveness for Corinthian Students

SACRAMENTO June 5, 2017 – A week after announcing an outreach program and urging Corinthian Colleges Inc. students to apply for loan relief, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today demanded that the U.S. Department of Education quickly act on these requests. The Department of Education has already found that Corinthian Colleges targeted low-income, vulnerable students through false advertisements that misrepresented […]

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AG Becerra: Court Slaps Down Trump’s Travel Ban Once Again

SACRAMENTO May 26, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement after the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia upheld an injunction on President Trump’s travel ban, saying the executive order, “speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination.” “The Fourth […]

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AG Becerra Calls on Trump to Close Loophole that Exposes Vulnerable California Communities to “Bomb Trains”

SACRAMENTO May 25, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is urging the Trump Administration to immediately close a loophole to prevent highly flammable, highly explosive crude oil from being shipped by freight rail via so-called “bomb trains” through communities in California, including the highly populated San Bernardino-Riverside and San Luis Obispo regions. High hazard areas for derailments would […]