A pizza deliveryman in the country illegally, making a delivery at a military base in New York City, was reportedly taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The man, Pablo Villavicencio, was arrested on Friday while delivering the pizza to Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn after he was asked for identification at the gate, El Diario reported.
His wife, Sandra Chico, told the newspaper that her husband was doing a routine delivery at the fort location when a guard asked for a valid identification document.
“Since he didn’t have one, the soldier called immigration to arrest him,” she told El Diario.
Chica, an American citizen originally from Colombia, told the newspaper that she met her husband about five years ago. They got married and have two young girls together.
In February, Villavicencio, who is from Ecuador and is undocumented, began the process to get residency status.
“There aren’t words that can describe the drama that my daughters and I are living,” Chica said. “From one moment to the next, life changed for us, and all I ask is for them to not deport my husband, to give him an opportunity.”
Villavicencio faces possible deportation to Ecuador.
A spokesperson for Fort Hamilton told BuzzFeed that Villavicencio arrived at 11 a.m. on Friday to make the delivery “without valid Department of Defense identification.”
He was directed to a center to get a daily pass. There he signed a waiver permitting a background check, and an active ICE warrant was discovered on file.
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SOURCE: Fox News, Lucia I. Suarez Sang