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‘Mexican’ Judge Curiel will once again decide Trump’s fate in DREAMer deportation case

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The judge who Donald Trump once said was incapable of rendering a fair verdict towards him due to his “Mexican heritage” will now oversee a lawsuit against a California DREAMer who was deported in February, USA Today reports.

U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel will rule on the lawsuit brought by 23-year old Juan Manuel Montes, a California resident who was approved for protected immigrant status under the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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Montes has lived in the United States since he was nine. Having previously been granted deportation protections twice through DACA, he was picked up by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Feb 17—despite Trump signaling he would leave the Obama-era policy in place.

“They shouldn’t be very worried,” Trump told ABC News in January about DREAMers fearing deportation. “I do have a big heart.”

But despite Trump’s promise, Montes was deported. And according to a suit filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court, the government failed to provide any documentation on the merits of his deportation.

That suit will be taken up by Curiel, who drew the president’s ire during the 2016 presidential election as he oversaw a fraud case against Trump University. Then-candidate Trump railed against Curiel as a “hater” who couldn’t possibly be impartial because of Trump’s campaign pledge to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border. Curiel was born in Indiana.

Curiel was assigned to the case by coincidence, USA Today reports, and according to Kari Hong—an assistant professor at Boston College Law School—it’s unlikely he will recuse himself.

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“Simply being attacked by the President isn’t a conflict of interest,” Hong said. “If that were the standard, the entire 9th Circuit Court of Appeals couldn’t handle a single case.”


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Trump has been mysteriously ignoring Melania’s initiatives in his major speeches: report

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According to a report on Politico, an analysis of Donald Trump's State of the Union addresses shows that the president has neglected to boost his wife's most notable achievement in her three years as first lady -- apparently at the urging of aides who feel it is best not to bring it up.

Traditionally, first ladies take on a cause after settling in and Melania Trump has been no different, launching her "Be Best" campaign aimed at halting online bullying. However, that campaign has been ignored by the president in all of his major speeches where he has touted his administration's accomplishments.

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Trump snubs Pelosi for signing ceremony of trade deal she helped him pass

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On Tuesday, CNN's Haley Byrd reported that President Donald Trump is not inviting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to the signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the president's signature trade agreement that updates and modernizes the earlier NAFTA deal.

Major Democratic committee chairs who were instrumental in shaping the final resolution, including Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) were reportedly also not invited to the signing.

Democratic votes were critical to the ultimate passage of USMCA, and also played a role in influencing the final, bipartisan details of the agreement.

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George Conway lists all of Trump’s most hilarious geographic blunders after the president whines about being mocked

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President Donald Trump's circle is up in arms over a late-night CNN segment on Monday in which analysts joked that Trump — and his fanbase — are probably not smart enough to locate Ukraine on a map.

But on Tuesday, conservative lawyer and Trump critic George Conway pointed out that the president has indeed never shown any aptitude for geography — and listed off some of his most well-known and mocked blunders:

A thread for those who think @realDonaldTrump could find Ukraine on a marked map:

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