Senate Leader Atkins Reacts to U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Public Charge Rule

January 27, 2020

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court allowing the Administration to implement the ‘public charge’ rule:

“In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s approval of the federal administration’s racist and callous attack on legal immigrants to our country, the California State Senate will continue to work with our Assembly colleagues, Governor Newsom, Attorney General Becerra, and community advocates to protect Californians and ensure everyone knows their rights and options.”


Toni G. Atkins is President pro Tempore of the California Senate. Having previously served as Speaker of the California Assembly, she began her tenure in the Senate in 2016. As Senator for District 39, she represents the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and Solana Beach. Website of President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins:


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