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Bob Ferguson

Aug 14 2019
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
Jul 10 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today joined 19 other attorneys general in support of a lawsuit seeking to force the Trump Administration to provide safe, sanitary conditions for immigrant children it has detained.
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.