Pizza delivery man files for stay of deportation

U.S. military base calls immigration police on pizza delivery man

U.S. military base calls immigration police on pizza delivery man

"This stay will allow him to pursue a meritorious form of relief from removal - adjustment of status for permanent residency - to remain with his family", the Legal Aid Society said in a statement obtained by CNN.

Wife, Villavicencio, Sandra Chica (Chica Sandra), said he went to deliver pizza to Fort Hamilton last week.

"I don't know what he meant when he said he'd find a lawyer", one Make The Road leader told Gothamist on Friday.

Cuomo said that Villavicencio has been a resident of New York City for over 10 years, and that "he is a working father, a taxpayer, and the primary provider for his US citizen wife and two daughters, one of whom suffers from a serious medical condition".

Villavicencio family via Associated PressIn this undated family photo provided by Sandra Chica, Pablo Villavicencio poses with his two daughters, Luciana, left, and Antonia.

"I had one message for her: Anything we can do to help, we will do".

Villavicencio ended up "signing a waiver permitting a background check", which revealed there was an active warrant for his deportation and prompted military police to call immigration agents.

She described Villavicencio as "the main support" of the family and added, "We're really going to suffer if he is deported".

When he failed to produce the required documents, the soldier detained him and called Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which established that the father of two girls, aged two and three, had been living illegally in the country since 2010.

On Thursday, Governor Andrew Cuomo (Andrew Cuomo) said he spoke with chicca to Express their "profound disappointment at the Federal government's activities in relation to the immigrant families of new York". As Chica's request indicates, Cuomo has yet to issue an executive order granting undocumented immigrants access to driver's licenses.

The guards then conducted a background check, which showed that Villavicencio had been ordered to leave the United States in 2010, but stayed. City Council member Justin Brannan asked the cameras.

Other city officials offered similar lip service to Villavicencio, such as Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, who simply tweeted that "delivering a pizza is not a threat to public safety".

The day he was detained, Villavicencio was trying to deliver an order to the Fort Hamilton Army base in Brooklyn.

"Tell me how this is American". He said that a state-provided attorney had talked with Villavicencio, who is being held at a New Jersey facility.

In another act of solidarity, residents of Bay Ridge protested Villavicencio's treatment in a march to the base on June 6. "Is our city, state and nation any safer today because they took a pizza delivery guy off the streets?"

News of the arrest sparked swift outrage.

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