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Trump criticized Mexican-American judge
Donald Trump believes that he is unfairly treated by a Mexican-American judge, perhaps because he wants to the construction of the wall on the southern border.
The Federal judge who accused then-candidate Donald Trump once biased against him because of his tough immigration stance might wall at the end of the decision, if the President gets his long-promised border.
U.S. District Court judge Gonzalo Curiel hear a case Friday on the Trump-government is the ability to ignore the environment has confirmed laws in the construction of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, Fox News.
Curiel, whose parents emigrated from Mexico, was attacked by trump in 2016. Trump said the judge held the “enormous hostility” against him, which is in a dispute with Trump University because of Curiel of Mexican descent.
Trump doubled down on the controversial comments during the campaign and told The Wall Street Journal that Curiel has “an absolute conflict of interest” because of his Mexican heritage, in addition to the “inherent conflicts of interest”, because the proposal to have a border wall.
U.S. District Court judge Gonzalo Curiel.
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If Curiel rules against Trump, could undermine the construction of barriers on the unfenced parts of the border. If the judgment is favorable to the White house, the administration to the subject of waiving of environmental laws and creating sections of the border.
Curiel role in the cross-border case was reported first by The hill.
The Trump administration was sued by the state of California in September as part of its efforts to block construction of the border wall.
Curiel is a native of Indiana. After receiving Bachelor’s and law degrees from Indiana University, he served as a Federal Prosecutor and a judge in the California state judicial system, before he nominated for the Federal bench by President Barack Obama in 2011.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said at the time that the government “has once again ignores laws they don’t like to reanimate a campaign talking point, build a wall on our southern border.”
U.S. attorney General, Jeff Sessions, said in September that he expected to win the lawsuit. “The government of the United States to secure control of the border, and the responsibility,” he said.
Fox News’ Bill Mears and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @Lukas mikelionis.