Skip to comments.Man fishing without a license now facing deportation
Posted on 06/10/2010 4:31:47 PM PDT by Dacula
What started as an afternoon on Lake Lanier with friends has led to one man's imminent deportation.
Josue Castro, a 25-year-old living in Hall County, is originally from Honduras but is married to a U.S. citizen.
On May 25, Castro was arrested for fishing without a license after he could not provide sufficient identification to a Georgia Department of Natural Resources officer.
According to Castro's attorney, Arturo Corso, Castro was standing on the shore of Lake Lanier with friends when a GDNR officer approached the group in a boat. Around the same time, Castro walked up to his vehicle. The officer asked Castro if he was fishing, to which he replied, "No." The officer then asked him to open his trunk, which contained a fishing pole and a dead fish. Because Castro could not show a fishing permit, the officer began to issue him a citation.
"He showed the officer an ID from his church with his address on it, and his wife [Beatriz Castro] showed the officer her Georgia driver's license, with the matching address," Corso said. "But they called Hall County PD anyway."
Josue and Beatriz Castro were recently married, but because Josue initially entered the United States without permission in 2005, he is not eligible for a green card.
"The gentleman simply could not produce sufficient identification," said Robin Hill, public affairs program manager for GDNR.
Corso said his client no longer denies that he was fishing, but the officers acted in violation of a policy regarding fishing violations, referencing Georgia code 27-2-40.
The code states: "In most instances, a person receiving a wildlife citation in the person's home state is permitted to accept the citation from the officer at the scene of the violation and to immediately continue on the person's way after agreeing or being instructed to comply with the terms of the citation."
But there is another policy-- federal law 287G-- which may explain why Castro was taken into custody.
The law, which is only used in four counties in Georgia -- including Hall -- gives trained deputies the same power and duties of federal immigration officers.
Because the officers did not received U.S.-issued identification from Castro, he was subject to 287G.
I was like, Oh my goodness, they are going to take him, Beatriz told WSB-TV. I started panicking. What went through my mind was deportation and being apart from him.
But Corso thinks Castro's case is exemplary of something greater -- abuse of 287G.
"287G was created for criminals to get deported," Corso said. "Anybody, anybody that comes into contact with the jail is under scrutiny for immigration. They are using [287G] as an excuse to round up brown people and deport them. It's ripping families apart. Young people who are born here, their parents are being deported."
The attorney also said, "Even if it's an illegal arrest or search, you're going to be subject to 287G, and no judge is ever going to hear about that arrest."
Castro has spent 17 days in a Hall County jail cell, but he will get the chance to see a judge Friday at 9 a.m. Corso will file a motion to suppress.
As far as Castro's deportation goes, Corso said, "It is almost guaranteed."
Send his ass back home, fingerprint, photo and keep him in the database.
Illegal immigration is a crime, you twit.
Sounds more like a crappie ending to me. ;^)
You had me hook line and sinker
GA? Not AZ?
1 down, 19,999,999 to go.
Judging from my recent trips to the Lake Lanier area, they could probably deport a large chunk of the population of Hall County.
Broke the law getting here, broke the law while here, has no license, and no documentation he’s legally in the country.
Note the article didn’t mention he had a driver’s license either, just that his wife did with a matching address to a church ID he had. Bet his wife wasn’t the one driving.
Bye bye, hope you enjoyed your stay but now it’s over.
He can fish in Honduras.
At least he wasn’t going out to buy ice cream.
His wife should be deported too for harboring a criminal.
deport em all and let God sort ‘em out
So typical of illegal aliens...BS in, BS out...
Bet they were on welfare too fishing on a Tuesday afternoon.
Illegal isn’t a race it’s a crime.
Bullshit headline, Atlanta Journal Constitution! You lie!
Man in United States Illegally now facing deportation
1. Sneak into the U.S. on your belly...
2. Take take take take take...
3. Education funded by U.S. Taxpayers...
4. Health care funded by U.S. Taxpayers...
5. Public services funded by Taxpayers...
6. Taking the jobs of people who were or want to be Taxpayers...
7. Robing U.S. Citizens...
8. Killing U.S. Citizens...
9. Raping U.S. Citizens...
10. Molesting U.S. Citizens children...
11. Being a gang member...
12. Just being here against the law...
13. And on and on it goes...
Spend ten minutes fishing without a license, big fricken problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Looks like the story is going to end well, but my what a crazy mixed up world we live in.
How did this couple get married without proof of I.D.?
How did they facilitate a blood test?
How did they get a license?
I heard there was some good fishing in Honduras.
I’m sick of hearing about families being torn apart when these criminals are caught and brought to justice.
The same bleeding hearts who whine that these criminals kids are being separated from their parent dont whine when a criminal citizen is jailed and his kids are separated from a parent.
As for his wife, she should be jailed for harboring this criminal. And her whine about being without him when he gets deported is silly. Nobody is stopping her from joining him in his country.
Sounds more like a crappie ending to me. ;^)
Officer hade no sole
The lying illegals church helped?
Glad the Georgia cops don’t believe in catch and release.
No the POS illegal is still from Honduras, take him down to the gulf and tell him to swim home.
Yep, I reeled you in.
>> Officer hade no sole
Could have been a fluke.
You beat me to it! Good one!
I bet an sound check would produce a second illegal, but she should get along well in Honduras, she speaks the language.
Buh bye, felon.
Then that lying church should have it’s license revoked, their tax status lost, their doors closed. Confiscate the property, level the place, and move on with life.
As for the couple, deport him and quit recognizing this sham as a marriage.
Amen and Amen.
The illegal was busted a couple of years back trying to sneak into the country. Until recently was working construction.
His arrest was a fluke. No catch and release here.
His bass is in a sling.
This is hugh. on a scale like no other. It does sound like a fish story though.
A year ago I spent the better part of a day at my bro’s home brewing store in a shopping center on Brown’s Bridge Road in Gainesville.......I coulda sworn I was right back in Indio, California (demographic around 90% hispanic).
Gainesville is about 60% Hispanic. They came to work in the Chicken processing plants. Chicken companies were big financial backers of the Bush shamnesty program. There is a huge Flea Market along I-85 (you can see a big cow). When we first moved to Georgia it looked like any other flea market. Now it’s one huge Bodega. I went once a couple of years ago and now I’ll never go back.
Way to go DNR and Hall county S.O.
This cat fishing is a crime. I’m glad cops will tackle this. A lure-id tail of a mis-cast Chilean bass-tard. Gill-ty on all counts. He’ll claim bait and switch and clam up. Just wait until the prosecutor gets rough-y. I’ve haddock with all of this nonsense. I smelt a rat long ago.
PB, how could you sinker so low as to cast a line like that? I bet you troll for stuff like this and anchor yourself weighting for someone like me to take your bait.
I like that! How about
"Illegal Immigrant": Not a race, a criminal.
Might make a good tagline...
Thank you MM.