An illegal immigrant pizza delivery man, championed by the left after being detained by ICE agents, was just arrested on domestic abuse charges.
While delivering pizza to a U.S. military base back in June, Pablo Villavicencio was detained over his illegal immigration status, sparking an outcry from the left and rallying celebrities to his defense.
Villavicencio, who has lived in the U.S. illegally for 10 years, was released but faced deportation. Last week, he was arrested and charged with criminal mischief in the fourth degree after allegedly pushing his wife against a wall in a dispute in their Long Island, New York home, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported.
The 35-year-old also allegedly grabbed his wife’s cell phone to keep her from calling 911, according to authorities. He was arraigned in court on Saturday with bail set at $500.
According to Brooklyn Daily Eagle:
It’s not clear if the arrest will have any impact on Villavicencio’s fight against deportation. That fight has been in limbo since the U.S. Justice Department dropped an appeal it had filed over whether he could remain in the U.S. while seeking permanent legal status.
Two months after he was taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in June after delivering pizza to the Fort Hamilton Army Base in Bay Ridge, U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty ordered him freed, calling him a “model citizen.” Celebrities, immigration rights advocates and Democratic lawmakers had all spoken out against the treatment of the father of two, whose wife is a legal U.S. citizen.
The Legal Aid Society fought for him as demonstrations by the left condemned the arrest after soldiers discovered his status when they checked his identification at the gate. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo slammed the arrest at the time as a “disgraceful affront” to the state’s values.
ICE’s arrest of Pablo Villavicencio, while delivering pizza to a military base, was a disgraceful affront to our NY values. With his court hearing today, I am again calling on the federal government to do the right thing and let him return to his family. https://t.co/W5tRIxrn2Z
— Andrew Cuomo (@andrewcuomo) July 24, 2018
“New York values”… really Andrew? Speak for yourself as to what they are….if it involves letting criminals go, I’m saying no. Illegal Refugee Pizza Man was delivering to a US Military Base. Without id. Without a driver’s license. He had an outstanding deportation warrant. https://t.co/ODgwWl1j2Z
— Pemo (@Pemo33) October 5, 2018
Following Friday’s arrest over the domestic abuse charges, the Legal Aid Society issued a statement, according to Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
“The past several months, including Pablo’s detention and threats of imminent deportation, have been traumatic for the Villavicencio family. We are hopeful that this matter will be resolved and that Pablo will secure valid status with the continued assistance of our counsel,” the statement read.
Reaction to the report noted the irony of the New York cause célèbre’s arrest following the summer’s brouhaha over his immigration status.
Well he was returned to his family like you wish and guess what happened?…He was arrested on charges of domestic abuse against his wife…How marvelous.https://t.co/mY8avrS2bI
— John Plunkett (@TheROUSes) October 23, 2018
— Greg Kaspar (@GregKaspar) October 23, 2018
Oh the irony you cannot write this and I bet the media or Cuomo will not mention this.
— is it him (@whatinsamhill8) October 23, 2018
Apparently @andrewcuomo believes NY values include, ensuring illegals can get home un-harassed to beat the shit out of their wives. #NYValues #BuildTheWall #VoteRedToSaveAmerica2018 https://t.co/Z0K0YPUc8g
— Jonny James (@littlejonnyjam2) October 23, 2018
Even as the safety of & jobs for SOVEREIGN AMERICANS are threatened, Democrats back illegal aliens…& still want to be reelected?
— Pax et Bonum (@pax_ora) October 23, 2018
This guy again? He failed to leave and he is still here?
— ShanniBuck (@BuckShanni) October 23, 2018
Where are those flamboyant “humanitarians” now?||Illegal Immigrant Detained after Delivering Pizza to Army Base Charged with Assaulting Wife https://t.co/dLEY3iyilv
— Kathaaria (@Evilnihil) October 23, 2018
Once again let’s test the waters and see how far we can push the boundaries. I understand he is hardworking, but he is here illegally. Just like the caravan pushing their way up to the boarder. When do we say the laws are the laws and enforce them?
— L.Islander (@islander_l) October 22, 2018