Thursday, June 7, 2018
Free Pablo Villavicencio!
Here's the latest on the hardworking, God-fearing, Catholic, family man, Pablo Villavicencio, who faces imminent deportation after he was arrested last week by ICE agents, while attempting to deliver pizza to a Brooklyn's Fort Hamilton Army Base.
A guard at the base started grilling the deliveryman before calling the NYPD and then ICE, reports the New York Daily News.
An NYDN visit to Villavicencio in jail reveals that according to him he was locked up for 72 hours without so much as a glimpse of sunlight.
“This is torture,” he said. “They have treated me like a criminal . . . Now I don’t even have a right to face a judge, to defend myself.”
Villavicencio had filed for a green card and permanent U.S. residency in February based on his marriage to American citizen Sandra Chica.
“In one day, your life changes,” said his wife, 38. “It’s cruel that they separated my daughters from him. He was supporting the family. Now I’m going to be alone with these two babies.”
“My only crime is to work and be a family man, a father to my daughters,” the weepy dad said Wednesday via phone from a New Jersey detention center. “They don’t want to give me a chance.”
Protesters gathered outside the main gate of the base Wednesday evening called for his release.
“You’re tearing families apart for what?” asked City Councilman Justin Brannan (D-Bay Ridge), who has brought media attention to the Villavicencio situation.
He could be out of the country before Luciana turns 4 on June 20.
Also see: DISGUSTING Military Police Chain Pizza Delivery Man
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