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Wed May 16, 2018, 09:11 AM

Trump statements get scrutiny in DACA appeal

Source: Politico

By JOSH GERSTEIN 05/15/2018 09:49 PM EDT

Disparaging remarks that President Donald Trump made about Latinos and Mexicans surfaced Tuesday at a key appeals court hearing on the Trump administration's bid to end the program protecting so-called Dreamers—immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

As a three-judge 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel considered whether to lift an injunction ordering the federal government to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Judge John Owens repeatedly raised the question of whether racial bias played a part in the Trump administration's decision to wind down DACA.

Owens formulated his questions in constitutional terms, asking about "equal protection" claims, but a lawyer for DACA recipients jumped at the chance to talk about Trump's inflammatory statements.

"The president both before and after he took office referred to individuals from the very countries they're coming from as drug dealers, as druggies, as criminals, as bad individuals," said Mark Rosenbaum of Public Counsel.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/15/trump-dreamers-daca-appeal-590942

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machoneman May 2018 #1

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Wed May 16, 2018, 09:13 AM

1. We have to just love the fact that...

Trumpenstein's own words often come back to bite him!

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