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Libs push ICE to release illegal who delivered pizza to military base. He just got arrested for domestic abuse.

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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.

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.

Frieda Powers


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