They argue that their client, Joaquin Guzmán Loera, wouldn’t receive a fair trial in the U.S. because of a hostile environment toward Mexicans. To prove their point, they are citing the anti-Mexican rhetoric of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to The New York Times.
Trump, the current Republican frontrunner, built his campaign upon his hostility toward Mexicans. At his speech announcing his run for president, Trump compared Mexican immigrants to rapists.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best… They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people,” he said.