Feb 4 2020
Federal government opposes retired Washington judges weighing in on impact of courthouse arrests to support AG Ferguson’s lawsuit
Attorneys for the federal government are attempting to block a federal judge from considering a friend of the court brief written by more than a dozen retired Washington state judges and two former state Supreme Court justices. The judges’ brief supports Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s unlawful practice of seizing immigrants in and near Washington courthouses, even when those individuals are at the courthouse to serve as witnesses or to conduct ordinary business like renewing their car tabs.
Nov 12 2019
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement today after argument before the U.S. Supreme Court defending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:
Nov 5 2019
A bipartisan group of more than 100 former members of Congress have filed a brief in support of Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s challenge of the Trump Administration’s border wall “emergency.”
Oct 11 2019
SPOKANE — A federal judge in Eastern Washington today blocked Trump Administration from implementing its changes to the “public charge” rule nationwide while a lawsuit brought by Attorney General Bob Ferguson and a multistate coalition progresses.
Sep 27 2019
AG Ferguson: Federal judge blocks Administration’s attempt to remove protections for immigrant children
Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today after a federal judge permanently blocked new Trump Administration rules that remove significant protections against the mistreatment of immigrant children and families apprehended at the U.S. border
Sep 6 2019
SPOKANE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson, leading a coalition of 14 states, will today ask a federal judge to block the Trump Administration from implementing its “public charge” rule while the states’ lawsuit progresses. Ferguson filed the motion with Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington in Spokane.
Aug 26 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson will file a lawsuit today seeking to block new Trump Administration rules that remove significant protections against the mistreatment of immigrant children and families apprehended at the U.S. border, allowing for their indefinite detention in facilities without adequate standards of care or state oversight.
Aug 14 2019
Washington co-leads multistate lawsuit against DHS rule targeting immigrant families legally in the U.S.
RICHLAND — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today co-led a coalition of 13 states in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over changes to the “public charge” rule that target immigrants and their families. The 169-page complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, asserts that the Trump Administration’s new rule unlawfully expands the definition of “public charge,” in violation of federal immigration statutes, the Welfare Reform Act and the Administrative Procedure Act.
Aug 12 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today asked an Alabama federal judge to allow him to join an ongoing lawsuit to ensure that the 2020 Census includes all residents in its count, seeking to bolster what the court has called the Trump Administration’s “halfhearted” defense of the constitutionally required count.
Aug 12 2019
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement following the Trump Administration’s announcement of changes to the “public charge” rule that would allow immigration officials to deny new or continuing legal status to immigrants who use or may use public benefits to which he or she is entitled