Jan 25 2017
"I am deeply troubled by the President’s Executive Order today regarding sanctuary jurisdictions. His order raises significant legal issues that my office will be investigating closely to protect the constitutional and human rights of the people of our state."
Jun 23 2016
OLYMPIA — The U.S. Supreme Court by a 4-4 vote today blocked President Barack Obama’s 2014 executive actions to reform our country’s immigration system.
Mar 11 2016
OLYMPIA — Immigrant children should not be forced to represent themselves in complex deportation hearings, Attorney General Bob Ferguson asserts in an amicus brief filed today.
Mar 9 2016
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that his office filed an amicus — or “friend of the court” — brief late Tuesday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow President Barack Obama’s 2014 immigration reforms to move forward after prolonged legal delays.
Jan 19 2016
OLYMPIA — The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to hear a case that could allow President Barack Obama’s 2014 executive actions to reform our country’s immigration system finally to move forward. In Washington alone, about 105,000 people could move into the legal workforce if President Obama’s plan took effect, increasing the state’s tax revenues by an estimated $57 million over the next five years.
Dec 10 2015
SEATTLE — In the latest action in a crackdown on illegal assistance to immigrants, Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a lawsuit against an Everett man accused of advertising immigration law services, when he is not an attorney or accredited to provide such services.
Dec 4 2015
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the filing of an amicus, or “friend of the court,” brief in the United States Supreme Court, supporting President Barack Obama’s 2014 executive actions to reform our country’s immigration system.
Sep 14 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a Friday court order against EC New Horizons and EC Horizons requires repeat offenders Edwin Cruz and Maurice Terry to pay $234,000. Cruz and Terry provided unlawful immigration assistance to over 400 Washington victims. The resolution includes $149,000 in money back for victims.
Aug 19 2015
SEATTLE — Today Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that his office is taking action to combat illegal immigration services and crack down on “notario” fraud. The AG’s Office filed legal actions involving four separate entities engaged in scams targeting immigrant consumers in Washington. Ferguson also announced a $125,000 grant to prevent immigration services fraud and ensure immigrant consumers have greater access to legal assistance.
May 19 2015
SEATTLE — Today marks the 180th day since President Obama announced a series of reforms he was undertaking by executive action. Under the Obama Administration’s plan, millions of families, including thousands of Washington residents, would today be filing requests under the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program (DAPA). Instead, implementation of this and other reform initiatives has been delayed by a misguided lawsuit led by the state of Texas.