Judge Curiel is back in the news: Curiel will once again decide Trump’s fate in DREAMer deportation case

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.

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.

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