Assemblymember Todd Gloria Issues Statement on Federal Government’s Lawsuit against California

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Following U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ appearance in Sacramento today to formally announce the federal government’s lawsuit against California for its pro-immigrant policies, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) issued this statement:

The U.S. Attorney General traveled to California today with the purpose of forcing us into compliance with the xenophobic and anti-immigrant agenda of the Trump Administration. We will not.

California’s pro-immigrant policies are not radical, they’re right. Protecting California’s immigrant communities is not extreme, it’s doing our job as public officials to keep our residents safe.

If the federal government is truly concerned about immigration, then I would invite the President and Congress to do its job and pass comprehensive immigration reform that provides a pathway to citizenship instead of vilifying immigrant communities.

I have every confidence in California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and I stand with him and with all of our immigrant neighbors as we fight for our State. We will fight this, and we will win.”