Wednesday, April 4, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Norcross man is facing deportation after failing to fix his fence.
According to Gwinnett County Jail records, Andrew Valle Urrea was arrested Monday following a citation for "fences and walls." A hold for immigration authorities was subsequently added to his charges.
Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter said Valle Urrea previously received a "notice of violation" regarding a fence at his home on the 1300 block of Country Downs Drive in Norcross. The property's side abuts Singleton Road.
When GCPD's quality of life unit returned and issued a citation for failing to fix the fence, Ritter said, Valle Urrea did not have "any type of identification verifying who he was."
"Since verification couldn't be made, he was arrested under the citation and transported to jail," Ritter said. "If he had a valid form of ID he would not have been arrested."
Though he has since posted the $324 bond for the citation, Valle Guerra is being held for immigration officials, jail records show.
Under the 287(g) program which Gwinnett participates in, jail officials may check the immigration status of anyone arrested in the county, and subsequently turn over illegal citizens to federal officials once local charges are adjudicated.