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Washington state officials preparing to defend DACA program

Washington state officials preparing to defend DACA program

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Washington, D.C., September 1, 2017 | comments

The future of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has yet to be determined, but Washington state’s Congressional delegation, governor, attorney general and immigration attorneys are preparing to defend the program.

Republican attorneys general from 10 states have said they will challenge DACA in federal court if President Donald Trump does not end the program by Sept. 5. Trump is expected to make a decision as soon as Friday.

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has said he is “prepared to support efforts to defend DACA by all appropriate means, including court action.” On Aug. 29, a spokesperson from the AG’s office said Ferguson is waiting to see what happens.


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