Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Feb 14 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement in response to information that President Donald Trump intends to declare a state of emergency in order to build his border wall:
Dec 10 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Governor Jay Inslee and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan today submitted a comment letter criticizing proposed Trump Administration rules targeting immigrants. The revisions to the so-called “public charge” rule would harm Washingtonians, causing children – citizens and non-citizens alike – to forfeit meals, health insurance, and a roof over their heads.  
Nov 7 2018
OLYMPIA — In response to a proposed rule relaxing legal protections for migrant children, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Gov. Jay Inslee submitted a comment letter urging the federal government to withdraw the proposal. Ferguson and Inslee released the following statement:
Jul 27 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed criminal charges against Edwin Cruz-Perez and Maurice Terry for repeatedly violating previous orders to stop providing unqualified immigration services to Washington consumers.
Jul 19 2018
A federal judge today granted Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s request to expedite his multistate lawsuit regarding the Trump Administration’s family separation policy. The judge also granted Ferguson’s request for weekly status conferences with the court during the period of expedited discovery. She scheduled the first conference for Friday, July 27.
Jul 5 2018
El Procurador General Bob Ferguson solicitó hoy a un juez federal que ordenara al gobierno federal proporcionar detalles y facilitar el acceso a las víctimas de la política de separación familiar del gobierno de Trump en una agenda expedita. La semana pasada, el Procurador General Ferguson lideró una asociación de 18 procuradores generales para interponer una demanda en Seattle que busca eliminar la política de separación familiar de manera permanente.
Jul 2 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today asked a federal judge to order the federal government to provide details about and access to victims of the Trump Administration’s family separation policy on an expedited schedule. Last week, Attorney General Ferguson led a coalition of 18 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit seeking to end the family separation policy permanently.
Jun 21 2018
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced he will lead a coalition of states in challenging the Trump Administration’s policy of forced family separation on the U.S. southern border. The lawsuit will be filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.
Jun 19 2018
The Office of the Attorney General is requesting information from Washington residents regarding the impacts that they are experiencing – or expect to experience – as a result of the Trump Administration’s family separation policy.
Apr 26 2018
OLYMPIA — A federal judge today rejected an effort by the Northwest Detention Center’s operator, GEO Group, Inc. (GEO), to dismiss Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit against the company for allegedly violating Washington’s minimum wage laws.