Hispanic judge Trump called biased to hear deported ‘Dreamer’ case

By:  @randy, 5 months ago
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The federal judge who oversaw a lawsuit against Trump University and was accused by President Trump of being biased because of his Mexican heritage will now oversee a controversial immigration case.

U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel has been assigned to a case involving the first “Dreamer” deported under Trump’s tenure, according to a new report.

Curiel will preside over a lawsuit brought by Juan Manuel Montes following his deportation in February, USA Today said Wednesday.

USA Today said Curiel’s assignment was purely by chance, with judges on the Southern District of California selected for cases on a rotating schedule.

Curiel will be asked to decide whether U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) should release information on Montes’ deportation to his team of attorneys.

No court date for Montes’ suit has yet been set, USA Today added.

It will be the second time Curiel and Trump have crossed paths.

Trump attacked Curiel while campaigning for the presidency last year, arguing the judge’s “Mexican” heritage would bias him against Trump in the Trump University case because of the billionaire’s position on immigration.

Curiel approved a lawsuit settlement in March requiring Trump to pay $25 million to former students of his now-defunct Trump University.

The decision settled two class-action lawsuits brought by customers who claimed the Trump-branded venture misled them into enrolling in expensive classes that promised real estate success.

Curiel’s judgment also settled a civil suit from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D), who said Trump University's actions carried “the hallmark of a snake-oil salesman.”

Reports Tuesday said federal agents deported Montes to his native Mexico in February despite his active protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

The program lets some people brought into the U.S. illegally as children obtain work permits and relief from deportation.

Montes reportedly left his wallet in a friend’s car during an encounter with a CBP agent in Calexico, Calif., leaving him incapable of proving his DACA status.

Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman Gillian Christensen has since said Montes’ DACA status expired in 2015 and was not renewed, while Montes’ attorney has claimed it is valid until 2018.



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link   Randy    5 months ago

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link   Randy    5 months ago

Oh come on! Someone else must think this is funny too! Or at least ironic!Laugh

Dean Moriarty
link   Dean Moriarty  replied to  Randy   5 months ago

Yes it's hilarious because at the time the Curial story broke you claimed Trump had alienated the Latino vote and could not possibly win without them. I can't stop laughing. Both funny and ironic for sure. 

link   Kavika    5 months ago

I wonder if as president he is going to start with stupid shit again.



link   Randy  replied to  Kavika   5 months ago

When it comes to stupid shit he's never disappointed us before.Laugh

link   jwc2blue  replied to  Kavika   5 months ago

I wonder if as president he is going to start with stupid shit again.

He's never stopped. It's just so frequent that we've gotten numb to it.

Kind of like alt-right fake news.

link   Randy  replied to  jwc2blue   5 months ago

Well Trump thought last time that Curiel was too Mexican to hear his Trump University case, so he has to think he is too Mexican to rule on a case of someone who was deported that Trump promised would never be deported. Trump has to let this young man back in or go on record as a liar, though he is already on record as that many, many times.

Sean Treacy
link   Sean Treacy    5 months ago

Democrats believe race matters for judges. "Wise Latina" and all that nonsense.

now they think it's funny when their obsession with race is taken literally? 



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