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Judge in the deported “Dreamer” case is the same one Trump attacked for his Mexican heritage 

  • Trump will once again have to face U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the Mexican-American judge whose impartiality Trump famously questioned during the campaign because of his Mexican-heritage.
  • The Trump administration will now have to go before Curiel in the case of Juan Manuel Montes, the first undocumented “Dreamer” protected by the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program to be deported during the Trump administration. 
  • The 23-year-old Montes was arrested and deported in February while visiting his girlfriend in Calexico, California. 
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents claimed that his DACA had expired, but Montes’ lawyers have reportedly produced evidence showing that his protected status does not expire until 2018.
  • Curiel has been asked to rule on whether the CPB must release information on Montes’ arrest and deportation to his team of attorneys. Read more (4/20/17)

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