Jul 19 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to block U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson’s ruling expanding “close familial relationships” exempted from the administration’s travel ban executive order.
Jul 18 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today joined a coalition of states asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the Trump Administration’s effort to bar travel by certain close family members of people in the United States.
Apr 17 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s proposal to establish a clearinghouse to connect current and former service members in Washington state to pro bono legal service providers passed the Senate today in an overwhelming, bipartisan 95-0 vote. House Bill 1055 is sponsored by Rep. Christine Kilduff, D–University Place. Sen. Steve O’Ban, R–Pierce County, is the prime sponsor of its companion, Senate Bill 5021.
Apr 6 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today released guidance for local governments on protecting the rights of all Washington residents, and the limits of federal immigration authority.
Mar 9 2017
SEATTLE — In documents filed in federal court Thursday, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson contends that the injunction he obtained blocking key sections of President Trump’s previous immigration Executive Order applies to the new version.
Mar 6 2017
“By rescinding his earlier Executive Order, President Trump makes one thing perfectly clear: His original travel ban was indefensible — legally, constitutionally and morally.
Mar 6 2017
OLYMPIA — In the wake of President Trump conceding defeat on key provisions of his original Executive Order, Attorney General Bob Ferguson today pledged to scrutinize the Trump Administration’s revised travel ban.
Feb 2 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s proposal to better support military consumers passed the House of Representatives in an overwhelming, bipartisan 98-0 vote today. House Bill 1056 is sponsored by Rep. Christine Kilduff, D–University Place, and its companion, Senate Bill 5041, is sponsored by Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R–Spokane.
Jan 28 2017
"The President's executive order on immigration is un-American and unconstitutional. "My team and I are working this weekend to explore our options to oppose this illegal action. "The rule of law applies to everyone — including President Trump — and I will use the authority of my office to hold him accountable to it."
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."