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    Trump University Case: Who Is Federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel?

    Trump University Case: Who Is Federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel?

    by Erik Ortiz

    Donald Trump has branded him a "hater," "very hostile" and "Mexican."

    U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who's presiding over two of the three lawsuits against Trump University in San Diego, is clearly now in the cross hairs of the bombastic presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

    But Curiel is no stranger to being targeted — and in the 1990s he was even reportedly on the hit list of a Mexican drug cartel.
    Judge Gonzalo Curiel US District Court Southern District of California

    On the campaign trail last Friday, Trump lobbed a number of verbal assaults against Curiel, whom Trump slammed for his handling of the case in which his namesake online school is accused of defrauding students.

    "The judge was appointed by Barack Obama," Trump told a campaign rally on the same day as a hearing in the case. "I mean frankly, he should recuse himself because he's given us ruling after ruling after ruling, negative, negative, negative."

    The judge appeared to take a swipe at Trump that same day by ordering internal Trump University documents to be released as part of a class-action lawsuit. (He is prevented by a judicial code of conduct from responding publicly to the verbal attacks.)

    In deciding to release the documents, Curiel simply noted that Trump "has placed the integrity of these court proceedings at issue."

    It's a move that will likely keep Curiel at odds with Trump. In fact on Thursday, Trump told The Wall Street Journal that he believes the judge has an "inherent conflict of interest" simply because of his Mexican heritage and the candidate's stated plan to build a wall on the southern border.

    Here's what else is known about the veteran jurist:

    He's the son of immigrants.

    Curiel was born in East Chicago, Indiana, in 1953, according to the Federal Judicial Center.

    During a Senate confirmation hearing in 2012 regarding his appointment as a U.S. District judge, Curiel was described as the son of Mexican immigrants, whose parents came to the United States with an elementary school education.

    "My parents came here from Mexico with a dream of providing their children opportunities and they've been able to do that with the opportunities that this country has to offer," Curiel told the Senate committee.

    Trump had referred to Curiel as "Mexican" last week — a description that some Latinos say was meant to be disparaging.
    He worked his way up to a judgeship.

    After earning his law degree from Indiana University in 1979, Curiel spent the next 10 years in private practice in Indiana and California.

    He then served as an assistant U.S. attorney in California's Southern District, and worked in the Narcotics Enforcement Section before he was appointed in 2006 by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as a San Diego Superior Court judge.

    He oversaw domestic violence cases as well as family court and civil cases.

    In 2011, Obama first nominated him to a district judgeship representing the Southern California district in San Diego. He was confirmed the following year by the Senate. He tried over 300 cases at that point, mostly in front of a federal criminal jury.

    Related: Latinos Blast Trump for His 'Mexican' Judge Comments

    Before his nomination, he was lauded for his years on the bench.

    "He comes to us, in short, as a nominee with impressive — indeed, extraordinary — record of experience, public service, and I look forward to his swift confirmation," Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said at the confirmation hearing.

    Curiel is now one of about 124 Hispanic judges on a federal court, according to the Federal Judicial Center.

    The Hispanic National Bar Association has come to Curiel's defense with Trump's latest comments.

    "Donald Trump continues to belligerently inject racial bias and divisive politics into his legal battles over the now-defunct Trump University," association President Robert T. Maldonado said in a statement Wednesday. "It shows a dangerous disregard and disrespect for separate and coequal branches of government."
    He has described his philosophy as a judge as one that follows precedent.

    During his confirmation hearing in 2012, he told the Senate: "As a trial judge I recognize that I'm not there to make the law, I'm not there to interpret the law, I'm there to follow the law as established by the precedent of our Supreme Court."

    He said that if he were confirmed as a District Court judge, he would be bound by the opinions of the Circuit Court and the Supreme Court.

    "I've done that in terms of following precedent in my present position, and I would be in a position to continue to do that," he said, according to a transcript of the hearing.
    He was targeted by the Tijuana drug cartel.

    When Curiel was part of Narcotics Enforcement, he helped to bring down the Mexican criminal organization run by Benjamín Arellano Félix, who was arrested in 2002 and convicted of running a violent and deadly drug cartel between the U.S. and Mexico.

    Before Félix's arrest, the Los Angeles Times reported that Curiel had been a possible target by the cartel when a top lieutenant was arrested and claimed in a bugged conversation that he was given the go-ahead to assassinate the U.S. prosecutor.

    Curiel, who was involved in the extradition of cartel henchmen, was reportedly placed under tight security.

    In discussing the case with The New York Times in 2002, Curiel didn't mention the threats against him, and said that it was useful that he and other prosecutors were of Mexican descent and could speak Spanish.

    "When it comes down to it, this involves the country of our parents," Curiel told the newspaper.

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    In discussing the case with The New York Times in 2002, Curiel didn't mention the threats against him, and said that it was useful that he and other prosecutors were of Mexican descent and could speak Spanish.

    "When it comes down to it, this involves the country of our parents," Curiel told the newspaper.
    And this is the problem, the very problem Trump is addressing and exposing. When US officials place the priority of their job as the "country of our parents" and that country is different than the United States, we have a problem, a very serious problem. We don't hire and pay US officials, judges or otherwise, to put foreign countries interests ahead of ours.

    So there is no doubt in my mind that the Judge is biased against Trump and that this is showing up in his rulings. The release of sealed documents and then some effort to try to undo that mistake shows clearly that the Judge is playing Presidential politics in favor of the Democrats over Trump because of his Mexican heritage and the emphasis on the "country of our parents" instead of the United States.

    Trump's positions on America First (NOT the country of your parents if different than the US), building the wall (that would keep illegal aliens and drug traffickers many of them from Mexico from pouring into our country), deporting illegal aliens, (many of them from Mexico) will hit at the heart and soul of those working in our government who still to this day put Mexico First ahead of the United States.

    For people to compare the Mexico First "heritage" to the Irish celebration of St. Patrick's Day shows a stupidity about whwat is actually going on here. This doesn't mean every Hispanic-American from Mexico feels this way. I don't believe the vast majority support a Mexico First strategy in the United States. However, some do, we know that, it's why our borders are still open, why NAFTA was signed and implemented, why Mexican drug cartels control major sections of over 200 American cities, why we have sanctuary cities, why we have MALDEF, National Council of La Raza, and all types of Hispanic and Mexican business, trade, professional and political organizations that support open borders and free trade treason.

    As Trump says, it's time to be "noisy", and I hope that our fellow Americans of Mexican descent will stand up and speak out against those in official positions who dare to put another country's interests ahead of our own because that country is "the country of our parents".

    When you think about the prosecution of that drug cartel leader when Curiel was involved as a prosecutor in the Narcotics Enforcement Division, and given his statement as to why he did it "when it comes down to it, this involves the country of our parents", one must wonder what that means.

    One must also wonder what the author of this article means when they write this:

    When Curiel was part of Narcotics Enforcement, he helped to bring down the Mexican criminal organization run by Benjamín Arellano Félix, who was arrested in 2002 and convicted of running a violent and deadly drug cartel between the U.S. and Mexico.
    Now look at this about Curiel:

    He was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of California from 1989 to 2002.[2][3][6] While in the Southern District, he served as Deputy Chief (1996-1999) and then Chief (1999-2002) of the Narcotics Enforcement Division.[2][3][6] During his tenure with the Narcotics Enforcement Division, Curiel prosecuted the Arellano Felix cartel in Tijuana, Mexico,[4][5] and was reportedly the subject of an assassination plot connected to the drug cartel.[7][8] He was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Central District of California from 2002 to 2006.[2][3][6]
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonzalo_P._Curiel

    The U.S. DEA learned that Benjamín's oldest daughter had a very recognizable and rare facial deformity and that she was the "soft spot" in her father's violent life. By tracing her, they found her father.[5] Benjamin was arrested on March 9, 2002 by the Mexican Army in the state of Puebla, Mexico.[8] He had a $2 million USD bounty for his arrest.[5] Authorities are not sure where Arellano's money went, beyond some real estate investments in Tijuana. Mexican officials say it has been invested in U.S. real estate, while their U.S. counterparts say much of it is hidden in cash in Mexico. He was extradited to the United States in April 29, 2011 to face charges of trafficking cocaine into California.[9] On January 4, 2012 Benjamin Arellano Felix pleaded guilty to racketeering and conspiracy to launder money, and was sentenced to 25 years in jail on April 2, 2012.[10] Once that is served, he will be sent back to Mexico to finish another 22 years for a conviction there.[11]
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjam...ano_F%C3%A9lix

    Felix was captured in Mexico due to information provided by the US DEA. Felix was prosecuted in Mexico. Curiel left the US Attorney's Office in 2006. Felix was extradited to the US for prosecution here in 2011, 5 years AFTER Curiel was no longer involved with the Narcotics Enforcement Division of the US Attorney's Office.

    So please explain to me why a Judge who had nothing to do with the arrest in Mexico of Felix in 2002, that was DEA, and nothing to do with the prosecution of Felix in the US which was obviously handled by others since he hadn't been in the US Attorney's office for at least 5 years, is touted by the media as having had something to do with both?

    So what warring cartel benefited from the take down of the Tijuana Cartel run by the Felix family?

    Oh that's an easy one:

    The Tijuana Cartel (Spanish: Cártel de Tijuana) or Arellano-Félix Organization (Spanish: Cártel Arellano Félix - CAF) is now a small Mexican drug cartel based in Tijuana. The cartel once was described as "one of the biggest and most violent criminal groups in Mexico"[4] however since the 2006 Sinaloa Cartel incursion in Baja California and the fall of the Arellano-Félix brothers, the Tijuana Cartel has been reduced to a small group of scattered cells.[5]
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tijuana_Cartel

    The Sinaloa Cartel (Spanish: Cártel de Sinaloa or CDS)[15] is an international drug trafficking, money laundering, and organized crime syndicate.[16] Established during the mid-1980s,[17] the Sinaloa Cartel is based primarily in the city of Culiacán, Sinaloa,[18] with operations in the Mexican states of Baja California, Durango, Sonora, and Chihuahua.[19][20] The cartel is also known as the Guzmán-Loera Organization and the Pacific Cartel, the latter due to the coast of Mexico from which it originated. The cartel has also been called the Federation and the Blood Alliance.[19][21][22][23] The 'Federation' was partially splintered when the Beltrán-Leyva brothers broke apart from the Sinaloa Cartel.[24]

    The United States Intelligence Community considers the Sinaloa Cartel "the most powerful drug trafficking organization in the world"[25] and in 2011, the Los Angeles Times called it "Mexico's most powerful organized crime group."[26] The Sinaloa Cartel is associated with the label "Golden Triangle", which refers to the states of Sinaloa, Durango, and Chihuahua. The region is a major producer of Mexican opium and marijuana.[24] According to the U.S. Attorney General, the Sinaloa Cartel is responsible for importing into the United States and distributing nearly 200 tons of cocaine and large amounts of heroin between 1990 and 2008.[27] According to the National Drug Intelligence Center, within the U.S. the Sinaloa Cartel is primarily involved in the distribution of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana and MDMA.[28]

    As of 2015, the Sinaloa Cartel is the most active drug cartel involved in smuggling illicit drugs into the United States and trafficking them throughout the United States.[29]
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinaloa_Cartel

    So, it would appear that the beneficiaries of Curiel's "country of our parents" effort, whatever that was which in actuality can't be documented, was the Sinoloa Cartel that was competing with the Felix run Tijuana Cartel.

    None of this "whatever" is really of any benefit to the United States or the American People. Our borders are wide open, drug sales grow with the population as do other border-related crimes right along with crimes throughout the country as a result of both illegal immigration and foreign drug cartels. The only things that change is the amount of bribes to keep it all flowing and who gets the money.

    So someone in our "justice system" decided to take out the Felix-run Tijuana Cartel to create a larger more violent, dangerous and richer Guzman-run Sinaloa Cartel spreading more money around here in bribes while increasing the money taken out of our economy for the "country of our parents".

    I'd say "well done, mission accomplished."

    We all need to remember this: We are in our Period of Ironies and Opposites. A smoke and mirrors hit job on the American People is well underway and Trump is the only one who will help expose it.
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    I believe I've read in several places that he's also a card carrying member of LaRaza
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    O nominated a la raza judge * senate ok'd it
    In 2011, Obama first nominated him to a district judgeship representing the Southern California district in San Diego. He was confirmed the following year by the Senate
    what kind of double talk is this?
    La Raza Lawyers of San Diego is not a local chapter of the national organization
    and take offense to the literal translation of the organization’s name.

    Judge Presiding Over Trump University Case Is Member Of La Raza Lawyers Group


    Alex Pfeiffer
    5:32 PM 06/01/2016

    United States District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the man presiding over the class-action lawsuit against Trump University, is a member of the La Raza Lawyers of San Diego and oversaw the gift of a law school scholarship to an illegal alien.

    In his 2011 judicial questionnaire to become a federal judge, Curiel revealed his history with La Raza. GotNews.com originally reported this Tuesday, and The Daily Caller has independently verified.

    Curiel lists “La Raza Lawyers of San Diego” as a legal association he has been a part of in the questionnaire. Curiel’s office at the United States District Court for the Southern District of California confirmed to TheDC the judge’s membership in the group.

    Curiel reveals more ties to the group in his questionnaire. He has spoken at two receptions held by La Raza Lawyers of San Diego, the most recent being in 2011. Last year, the group also held a reception for Curiel. The description of the event says, “This year we are proud to be honoring Judge Gonzalo Curielat our reception and recognizing him for his leadership and support to the community and to our Association!”

    In addition, Curiel served on the selection committee in 2014 for the La Raza Lawyers of San Diego Scholarship Fund. Six of seven of the recipients of these scholarships ranging from $1500 to $1600 were born in Central America. One of them, Ricardo Elorza, described himself as “undocumented.”

    Donald Trump has been critical of Curiel, calling him a “hater” over the weekend. “The judge was appointed by Barack Obama, federal judge. Frankly, he should recuse himself because he’s given us ruling after ruling after ruling, negative, negative, negative,” Trump said.

    “What happens is the judge, who happens to be, we believe, Mexican, which is great. I think that’s fine,” Trump added.

    “Our organization has not been involved in organizing any of the anti-Trump rallies, much less encouraged our members or anyone to participate in any illegal activity,” La Raza Lawyers of San Diego told TheDC in a statement Wednesday. “We help empower Latino attorneys, judges and law students, and provide services to the greater local Latino community.”

    The National Council of La Raza is the largest Hispanic advocacy group in the nation and has taken a strong stance against Trump. They previously called Saturday Night Live a platform for “hate” for inviting on the New York businessman. La Raza translates to “the race” in English.

    La Raza Lawyers of San Diego is not a local chapter of the national organization and take offense to the literal translation of the organization’s name. “Translating our name as ‘the race’ is not only inaccurate, it is factually incorrect. ‘Hispanic’ is an ethnicity, not a race. As anyone who has ever met a Dominican American, Mexican American, or Spanish American can attest, Hispanics can be and are members of any and all races,” the group writes on its website.

    http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/01/ju...roup/?AID=7236
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    “Our organization has not been involved in organizing any of the anti-Trump rallies, much less encouraged our members or anyone to participate in any illegal activity,” La Raza Lawyers of San Diego told TheDC in a statement Wednesday. “We help empower Latino attorneys, judges and law students, and provide services to the greater local Latino community.”
    What does that mean to "empower Latino attorneys, judges and law students, and provide services to the greater local Latino community"? What does that mean? Why are you "empowering" Latino attorneys, judges and law students? What are you doing to "empower" them?

    Empower: em·pow·er
    əmˈpou(ə)r/
    verb
    verb: empower; 3rd person present: empowers; past tense: empowered; past participle: empowered; gerund or present participle: empowering

    give (someone) the authority or power to do something.

    What do Latino attorneys, judges and law students need your organization to gain the authority or power to do that any other attorney, judge or law student doesn't do?

    Empowering by Mexican heritage or Latino ethnicity or as an Hispanic is selective empowerment for a special group. This type of activity should be frowned upon. It's a promotion based on parents and grandparents and home countries in foreign lands, and it's exclusive and elitist and the very opposite of what we're trying to strive for in our United States. We should not have judges for example who want to cling to some foreign country identity, who states about a DEA assisted arrest of a Mexican drug dealer in Mexico "what it comes down to is, this is the country of our parents." We don't want people clinging to their old "roots" in another country when they are here in our country living the good life by choice.

    What they are doing is tribal and primitive. We don't want judges, lawyers or law students with tribal identities and the primitive yearnings of whatever in another country.

    Wake Up People. You can not be an American and something else also. You have to be an American period. I can not imagine thinking of myself as English American or Irish American or Scottish American. We are Americans Only. I've never once pined for Ireland or England or Scotland. Never even wanted to go there but did visit England because during our trip to Europe we landed in London and the food is as awful as we'd heard it to be. It was welcome relief to get to France, Greece and Italy where the food was out of this world delicious.

    Mexican heritage? What does that mean anyway? Proud Mexican? Really? Then why did your parents leave it? Why do millions of illegal aliens pour over our borders looking for a job and welfare handouts if Mexico is so wonderful? And perhaps no one told you, if you have a US passport you can go back to Proud Mexico, to your "roots", to the "country of your parents" any day of the week and twice on Sunday and stay there.

    There should be no federal judge nor member of the US Bar Association pining away for the the "country of their parents" or "their roots" or exhibit more pride in their tribal history than the pride they should be feeling as American Citizens of the United States of America.

    Sorry, but I'm fed up with all this ethnic tribal bull from people putting foreign countries ahead of their own nation. And that's what is happening. That's the sad, dark and dangerous truth of this "ethnic" matter.
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    Just look at the TRIBAL wars all over the world. 3rd world breeding cesspools of barbarians fighting and raping.

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    Meet The Pro-Illegal Immigrant Groups The La Raza Lawyers Of San Diego Consider Part

    Meet The Pro-Illegal Immigrant Groups The La Raza Lawyers Of San Diego Consider Part Of Their ‘Community’

    Posted By Alex Pfeiffer On 2:26 PM 06/06/2016



    The San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association (SDLRLA), the group which Trump University lawsuit Judge Gonzalo Curiel is a member of, considers various pro-illegal immigrant organizations as part of its “community.”

    The SDLRLA’s website includes a side-panel on their site titled “Community” which includes links to a variety of groups, including the National Council of La Raza.

    “Please note, the San Diego Lawyers Association is not affiliated with the National La Raza Council,” the president of the SDLRLA, Luis O. Osuna, told The Daily Caller in a statement. However, this link is not the only connection between the SDLRLA and the National Council of La Raza. The San Diego previously publicized a La Raza announcement in 2012 about gay marriage.

    The SDLRLA is also an affiliate of the Hispanic National Bar Association. The former president of this group, Rafael Santiago, was on the board of the National Council of La Raza. La Raza views itself as a non-radical Latino advocacy group, but Hispanic civil rights leader Cesar Chavez called the movement “anti-gringo.”

    “I hear more and more Mexicans talking about la raza—to build up their pride, you know,” Chavez said, according to a 1969 New Yorker profile. “Some people don’t look at it as racism, but when you say ‘la raza,’ you are saying an anti-gringo thing, and it won’t stop there.”

    Donald Trump has come out strongly against Judge Curiel saying he can’t be impartial because of his Mexican heritage. Likewise, the National Council of La Raza has come out strongly against Trump. The group’s president has previously accused Trump of “bigotry.” The NCLR has also previously called President Barack Obama “deporter-in-chief.”

    However, the NCLR is not the only group the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association associates with that takes issues with Trump and his policies. Another group linked as part of the SDLRLA’s community is Reality Changers, which provides scholarships to low-income youth, some of which are illegal immigrants. It was previously reported by TheDC that Judge Curiel was on a selection committee that gave a scholarship to an illegal alien.

    MANA de San Diego is also listed on the community page of the SDLRLA and likewise to Reality Changers they offer scholarships to illegal immigrant youth. Another group in the “community” is MALDEF. MALDEF previously spearheaded a lawsuit against several colleges for denying admission to illegal aliens.

    Alliance San Diego is likewise linked to by the SDLRLA and a recent post on their site is, “Latinos allege excessive policing after Trump protests.” Alliance San Diego has come out strongly in support of Obama’s executive actions providing amnesty.

    Another group that SDLRLA considers part of their community is Border Angels. The founder of Border Angels opposed the most recent immigration reform bill, Gang of Eight, because “it is not humane, as it would double the size of the Border Patrol and double the size of the wall.”

    San Diego Dream Team is another organization linked to the SDLRLA. The group recently tweeted out their displeasure with deportation raids from the Obama administration. “San Diego will NOT stand for hate, militarization of our communities/separation of families#StopTheHate #HereToStay,” the group wrote on May 27.

    The SDLRLA has not returned comment to TheDC’s inquiry of the significance of being featured on the “community” panel.

    Previously, Curiel was honored by the SDLRLA for his “leadership and support to the community.”

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    Which ‘La Raza’? Trump comments cause confusion over group's role

    June 6, 2016
    BY EMILY FLITTER

    Donald Trump's attacks on a federal judge of Mexican heritage have ignited hundreds of postings on social media about an advocacy group for Latinos that some Trump supporters are calling a terrorist organization.

    The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has said that U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, an Indiana native whose parents are Mexican immigrants, is making unfair rulings against him as the presiding judge in a class-action lawsuit over Trump University because of his plans to crack down on illegal immigration, including a promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

    As evidence of what they say is Curiel's bias, Trump and some of his supporters have pointed to the judge's membership in La Raza Lawyers of San Diego, a local group for Hispanic lawyers that is affiliated with the Hispanic National Bar Association.

    Some Trump supporters have incorrectly linked La Raza Lawyers to the National Council of La Raza, a 50-year-old civil rights group that has been strongly critical of Trump's proposals on immigration, as well as his idea to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States.

    The NCLR's non-profit designation bars it from engaging in political campaigns, and the group's website describes it as a "nonpartisan voice for Latinos."

    A conservative blog, GotNews.com, first noted Curiel's membership in the lawyer's group, which it identified simply as "La Raza," on May 31. A day later, another conservative website, The Daily Caller, made a link to the NCLR.

    After the NCLR was first named, Trump fans on Twitter began attacking it. "Judge #TrumpHater #GonzaloCuriel is a member of the #TERRORIST group #LaRazza #BANLaRazza #GonzaloCuriel #RESIGN," wrote a user @WillysBaldSpot, whose profile describes her as a Trump supporter.

    "I would never have known the "La Raza" organization existed without Trump's controversial comments. #genius," wrote @asamjulian, another self-proclaimed Trump fan.

    TRUMP: "HE'S GOT BIAS"

    Trump on Sunday repeated his attack on Curiel in an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation."

    "He's a member of a club or society very strongly pro-Mexican, which is all fine. But I say he's got bias," Trump said in the interview.

    "This judge has treated me very unfairly. He's treated me in a hostile manner, and there's something going on," he added.

    The words "La Raza" translate from Spanish to mean "the race," which Trump fans cite as proof the NCLR is a group of people who hate anyone who isn't Hispanic.

    Lisa Navarrete, an NCLR spokeswoman, rejected that interpretation, saying that "thousands" of groups had names that included "La Raza" as a "nod to our common heritage."

    The attacks on the advocacy group are the latest signs of the increasing racial tension in the 2016 presidential race. Critics have said Trump's calls to deport undocumented immigrants and ban Muslims amount to racism. His supporters say he's defending the country from terrorism and violence.

    Some supporters of the New York businessman have blamed the NCLR for the violent clashes between anti-Trump protesters and Trump fans at a San Jose, California, rally last week.

    "Thank you La Raza for putting California into play for Trump," wrote another supporter, @magnifier661. "Your violent fascism turned off the voting class #MAGA (a hashtag meaning Make America Great Again)."

    The NCLR has been criticized in the past for its leaders' statements on immigration - the group supports a path to citizenship for people who entered the United States illegally - but Navarrete said it has never before attracted the ire of a presidential candidate.

    Over the past week, she said, she and other NCLR officials have been calling journalists and pundits they believe are mischaracterizing the group.

    "We've been doing a lot of correcting the media and making sure they're not repeating what supporters of Mr. Trump are saying," she said.

    "We're sitting around arguing the minutiae of banking regulation, not running around in hoods.'"

    Hope Hicks, Trump's spokeswoman, declined to comment.

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    Frankly I would like to see this subject go away and it should soon....it isn't that important considering the important issues that should be focused on.
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    There you go! Great article Jean. There is the source of the bias, just like Trump said. Because Curiel is Mexican like the Soprano's are Italian, unlike the Sopranos, Curiel cares more about Mexico than the United States. He's willing to associate, be honored by, be a member of, attend receptions for, serve on committees for special treatment and favors and assistance and services for an "ethnic group", including illegal aliens.

    A Federal Judge serving on a committee to award scholarships to illegal aliens in our country in violation of US immigration law.

    Unbelievable.

    So here comes Mr. Trump, saying NO MORE OF THIS, we're building a wall, we're deporting illegal aliens, and enforcing US immigration law. Here's Judge Curiel, new Judge to take over the Trump U case in California. Then come the bad rulings which Trump and his lawyers feel are unjust, unfair, beyond the pale. There is no question at all about the rightness of Trump questioning the Judge's "ethnicity" as a cause for the unjust rulings, not because he's Mexican alone, but because he's of Mexican heritage with a pro-Mexico, pro-illegal alien attitude. A STOP TRUMP attempt through the back door of a corrupt judicial system.

    Disgusting.
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