In his latest effort to take on the Trump administration, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra claims the U.S. Department of Education is refusing to let students off the hook for loans they're entitled to have forgiven.
The suit, filed Thursday in San Francisco, alleges the U.S. Department of Education under Betsy DeVos is refusing to process claims made by former Corinthian Colleges Inc. students, who were defrauded by the for-profit schools and are therefore eligible for debt relief.
It marks the 23rd time California has sued the Trump administration.
“What Secretary DeVos is doing is unconscionable,” Becerra said in a statement. “After having their American Dreams stolen by a so-called higher education institution, Corinthian students are now being denied critical relief by a Secretary of Education hostile to their plight."
California was instrumental in establishing loan forgiveness for tens of thousands of students allegedly scammed by now-defunct Corinthian Colleges.