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Lake Geneva father with four US-born children faces deportation

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LAKE GENEVA (AP) - An immigrant rights organization is calling for the release of a Wisconsin man facing deportation after being arrested while paying a traffic ticket.

The Journal Sentinel reports that 46-year-old Eduardo Castro was arrested April 25 at the Walworth County Courthouse in Elkhorn, where he went to pay the traffic ticket.

Officials with the group Voces de la Frontera say Castro is married and has four U.S.-born children. He has been in the country for 30 years and has lived in Lake Geneva for 17 years. He runs a small pallet business that employs three people.

Castro has lived in the United States since 1998, and in Lake Geneva for 17 years. He and his wife are regulars at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.

Castro's family may soon have to move because they are not able to afford their rent, according to the group.

ICE has quickly moved Castro thousands of miles away from his family to a detention center in Louisiana, indicating that they plan to deport him quickly.

The group says the only blemish on Castro's record is a drunken-driving citation more than 12 years ago.

A spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement did not return a message Tuesday seeking comment.

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