Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Oct 30 2018

OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement on President Trump’s intent to end birthright citizenship in the United States through executive order:

“No matter how much he may want to appeal to the Alt-Right, President Trump can’t alter the Constitution through executive order. If he tries, we will immediately take him to court — and defeat him again.”

Ferguson has filed 32 lawsuits against the Trump Administration and has not lost a case. Ferguson now has 14 legal victories against the Trump Administration. Eight of those cases are finished and cannot be appealed. The Trump Administration has or may appeal the other six, which include lawsuits involving Dreamers, 3D-printed guns and the transgender military ban. No court to rule on the merits of the Attorney General’s arguments in a lawsuit against the Trump Administration has ruled against the office.


The Office of the Attorney General is the chief legal office for the state of Washington with attorneys and staff in 27 divisions across the state providing legal services to roughly 200 state agencies, boards and commissions. Visit www.atg.wa.gov to learn more.



Dan Jackson, Acting Communications Director, (360) 753-2716; DanJ1@atg.wa.gov