Attorney General Bob Ferguson to speak at NSC Oct. 10

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson will speak at North Seattle College (NSC) on Oct. 10 and share an insider’s look on the legal challenges and tactics the state faces in the wake of new federal orders and policy changes, including the halting of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the January Executive Order to restrict travel to the U.S. from citizens and refugees from six predominantly Muslim countries.

AG Ferguson will be introduced by NSC President Warren Brown and his talk will be followed by a question and answer session. This will be his first visit to North Seattle College.

What: Presentation and Q&A with Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson

When: 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10

Where: North Seattle College campus, Old Cafeteria on the first floor of the College Center Building, 9600 College Way. N.

Background: Ferguson is Washington’s 18th Attorney General, and as the state’s chief legal officer, he directs 500 attorneys and 600 professional staff providing legal services to state agencies, the Governor, and the Legislature.

Ferguson recently teamed up with 14 other attorney generals and Washington D.C. to file a lawsuit to stop the White House from ending the DACA program, which averted deportation for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. He also led the charge against a proposed travel ban by filing a lawsuit in federal court.

Ferguson filed a motion for a temporary restraining order seeking an immediate halt to the Executive Order’s implementation. In February, his office won in federal court, halting the ban and becoming the first state attorney general’s office to successfully take on the current White House administration.

Press inquiries can be directed to North Seattle College Communications Consultant II, Rakhee Phelps at rakhee.phelps@seattlecolleges.edu or (206) 934-5681.

Posted on: October 9th, 2017 at 13:52:37

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