21.04.2018
Citing Trump's 'racial slurs' and 'epithets,' judge says lawsuit over DACA termination can proceed

Citing Trump's 'racial slurs' and 'epithets,' judge says lawsuit over DACA termination can proceed

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Donald Trump may be able to get the Arkansas dickhead otherwise known as Sen. Tom Cotton to lie about his racist “shithole” rants, but he can’t get away with everything all the time. Citing his many “racial slurs” and “epithets” as both a candidate and president, a federal judge said Thursday that a lawsuit from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and 15 state attorneys general over the administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program can proceed:

The decision means plaintiffs can move forward with the suit which claims the president’s plan ran afoul of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment which prohibits government officials from discriminating on the basis of race.

“Plaintiffs have alleged sufficient facts to raise a plausible inference that the DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] rescission was substantially motivated by unlawful discriminatory purpose,” Judge Nicholas Garaufis wrote.

Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyers had tried to get the case dismissed last year by laughably “claiming that the plaintiffs in the case … had failed to make a persuasive case that DACA was rolled back in September because of a racial animus toward Latinos.” According to the New York Times, the judge ”specifically mentioned Mr. Trump’s statements about Mexico sending ‘criminals’ and “rapists’ to the United States and his verbal attacks on an American-born jurist of Mexican descent, Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel,” in his order.