Courthouse News reports:
Painting it as an economic threat and a cruel attack on immigrants, California sued Friday to stop the Trump administration’s new rule that allows the government to deny green cards to people relying on some forms of public assistance.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Trump’s attempt to redefine the definition of a “public charge” is a direct threat to California and its immigrant population of over 10 million. Becerra, the son of immigrants, called the rule “personal” and accused the administration of being “cowardly.”
“I can boil down to four words what it took President Trump and Trump administration 837 pages to say: They don’t like immigrants,” Becerra said during a press conference at the state Capitol.