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Man fishing without a license now facing deportation
ajc ^ | Thursday, June 10, 2010 | Chelsea Cook

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."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 287g; immigration
I love stories with happy endings.
1 posted on 06/10/2010 4:31:48 PM PDT by Dacula
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To: Dacula

Send his ass back home, fingerprint, photo and keep him in the database.

Buh-bye.


2 posted on 06/10/2010 4:33:16 PM PDT by wac3rd (Gulf oil spews...Obama sues.)
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To: Dacula
"287G was created for criminals to get deported," Corso said.

Illegal immigration is a crime, you twit.

3 posted on 06/10/2010 4:35:26 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: Dacula

Sounds more like a crappie ending to me. ;^)


4 posted on 06/10/2010 4:35:49 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: saganite

You had me hook line and sinker


5 posted on 06/10/2010 4:37:09 PM PDT by Dacula (Every good father has a plan for his family.)
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To: Dacula

GA? Not AZ?


6 posted on 06/10/2010 4:37:36 PM PDT by umgud (Obama is a failed experiment.)
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To: umgud

GA.


7 posted on 06/10/2010 4:38:41 PM PDT by Dacula (Every good father has a plan for his family.)
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To: Dacula

1 down, 19,999,999 to go.


8 posted on 06/10/2010 4:39:18 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Dacula

Judging from my recent trips to the Lake Lanier area, they could probably deport a large chunk of the population of Hall County.


9 posted on 06/10/2010 4:39:32 PM PDT by yawningotter
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To: Dacula

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.


10 posted on 06/10/2010 4:39:39 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Dacula

He can fish in Honduras.


11 posted on 06/10/2010 4:39:54 PM PDT by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: Dacula

At least he wasn’t going out to buy ice cream.


12 posted on 06/10/2010 4:40:08 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Dacula

His wife should be deported too for harboring a criminal.


13 posted on 06/10/2010 4:40:13 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: Dacula

deport em all and let God sort ‘em out


14 posted on 06/10/2010 4:40:50 PM PDT by dennisw (History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid - Gen Eisenhower)
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To: Dacula
Josue Castro, a 25-year-old living in Hall County, is originally from Honduras but is married to a U.S. citizen.

Obviously being married to an American citizen doesn't make him a citizen so why do they feel a need to tell us about it.

Reminds me of a local case a few years back. A canadian woman, illegally in the country was caught embezzeling from the company she worked for. She was married to an American drug addict that canada wouldn't allow into their country because of his felony record.. The squealing and crying over that was unbearable.
15 posted on 06/10/2010 4:44:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Dacula
"He showed the officer an ID from his church

So typical of illegal aliens...BS in, BS out...

16 posted on 06/10/2010 4:45:14 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Dacula

Bet they were on welfare too fishing on a Tuesday afternoon.


17 posted on 06/10/2010 4:45:55 PM PDT by doodad
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To: Dacula

Illegal isn’t a race it’s a crime.


18 posted on 06/10/2010 4:46:44 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Dacula
"287G was created for criminals to get deported," Corso said.

All illegal aliens are criminals you twit!
19 posted on 06/10/2010 4:51:21 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Dacula
Man fishing without a license now facing deportation

Bullshit headline, Atlanta Journal Constitution! You lie!

True headline:

Man in United States Illegally now facing deportation

20 posted on 06/10/2010 4:52:14 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Dacula

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...

No problem!

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?


21 posted on 06/10/2010 4:55:28 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (J. D. Hayworth, the next Senator, the Great State of Arizona - Sen. Poopdeck, Panama is calling...)
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To: Dacula

I heard there was some good fishing in Honduras.


22 posted on 06/10/2010 4:58:14 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: Dacula

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 don’t 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.


23 posted on 06/10/2010 4:59:30 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: saganite

Sounds more like a crappie ending to me. ;^)
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Officer hade no sole


24 posted on 06/10/2010 5:02:45 PM PDT by maine yankee
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To: DoughtyOne
How did this couple get married without proof of I.D.? How did they facilitate a blood test? How did they get a license?

The lying illegals church helped?

25 posted on 06/10/2010 5:10:21 PM PDT by MurrietaMadman (Luke 23:31)
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To: Dacula

Glad the Georgia cops don’t believe in catch and release.


26 posted on 06/10/2010 5:10:59 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( - Free Men will always be armed with the Truth. -)
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To: Dacula
Josue Castro, a 25-year-old living in Hall County, is originally from Honduras

No the POS illegal is still from Honduras, take him down to the gulf and tell him to swim home.

27 posted on 06/10/2010 5:12:34 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Dacula

Yep, I reeled you in.


28 posted on 06/10/2010 5:12:40 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: maine yankee

>> Officer hade no sole

Could have been a fluke.


29 posted on 06/10/2010 5:14:26 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: saganite

You beat me to it! Good one!


30 posted on 06/10/2010 5:15:34 PM PDT by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: Dacula
his wife [Beatriz Castro] showed the officer her Georgia driver's license

I bet an sound check would produce a second illegal, but she should get along well in Honduras, she speaks the language.

31 posted on 06/10/2010 5:17:15 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Dacula

Buh bye, felon.


32 posted on 06/10/2010 5:18:45 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: MurrietaMadman

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.


33 posted on 06/10/2010 5:19:41 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (J. D. Hayworth, the next Senator, the Great State of Arizona - Sen. Poopdeck, Panama is calling...)
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To: DoughtyOne

Amen and Amen.

The illegal was busted a couple of years back trying to sneak into the country. Until recently was working construction.

http://jammiewearingfool.blogspot.com/2010/06/help-wanted-construction-job-new.html


34 posted on 06/10/2010 5:25:09 PM PDT by MurrietaMadman (Luke 23:31)
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To: Dacula

His arrest was a fluke. No catch and release here.


35 posted on 06/10/2010 5:29:56 PM PDT by Pajama Blogger
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To: Gene Eric

His bass is in a sling.


36 posted on 06/10/2010 5:32:40 PM PDT by tumblindice (Why *does* Obama have an apparently phony SS#?)
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To: Pajama Blogger

This is hugh. on a scale like no other. It does sound like a fish story though.


37 posted on 06/10/2010 5:35:13 PM PDT by Dacula (Every good father has a plan for his family.)
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To: yawningotter; Dacula

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).


38 posted on 06/10/2010 5:44:18 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: ErnBatavia

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.


39 posted on 06/10/2010 6:01:15 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Dacula

Way to go DNR and Hall county S.O.


40 posted on 06/10/2010 6:04:08 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: Dacula

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.


41 posted on 06/10/2010 6:31:29 PM PDT by Pajama Blogger
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To: Pajama Blogger

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.


42 posted on 06/10/2010 6:38:46 PM PDT by Dacula (Every good father has a plan for his family.)
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To: Drango
"Illegal isn’t a race it’s a crime."

I like that! How about

"Illegal Immigrant": Not a race, a criminal.

Might make a good tagline...

43 posted on 06/10/2010 6:40:26 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: MurrietaMadman

Thank you MM.


44 posted on 06/10/2010 8:03:30 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (J. D. Hayworth, the next Senator, the Great State of Arizona - Sen. Poopdeck, Panama is calling...)
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