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Mexican heritage judge bashed by Trump will oversee deported dreamer case
Source: washington post
By Samantha Schmidt April 20 at 5:24 AM
Judge Gonzalo Curiel. (U.S. District Court/AP)
Months before Donald Trump was elected president, he attacked a federal judge assigned a case involving the defunct Trump University, accusing him of being biased because of his Mexican heritage. The unusually personal, racially tinged remarks against U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel alarmed legal experts and spurred fierce criticism from the Republican Party, including House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.).
Now, the Trump administration must coincidentally face that same judge in a lawsuit in California filed on behalf of Juan Manuel Montes Bojorquez, who immigration advocates say is one of the first “dreamers” to be deported under President Trump.
Attorneys on behalf of Montes, who was brought to the United States as a child, filed a lawsuit Tuesday demanding that the federal government turn over all information about the 23-year-old’s case. They assert the California resident was deported in February despite his status as a “dreamer” — a beneficiary of President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Department of Homeland Security disputes their claim.
Despite conflicting accounts, the allegations heightened existing concerns that DACA recipients are now being targeted for deportation, notwithstanding Trump’s pledges to “show great heart” toward them. Montes’s lawsuit could help define Trump’s approach to the DACA program, which has granted permits to more than 770,000 people since 2012......................
Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/04/20/mexican-heritage-judge-bashed-by-trump-will-oversee-deported-dreamer-case/?hpid=hp_hp-morning-mix_mm-judge%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.ae94f951fc15
Juan Manuel Montes Bojorquez. (Courtesy of National Immigration Law Center)
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