An Ecuadorian pizza deliveryman who was held up as an example of zealous U.S. immigration enforcement has been arrested in a domestic violence case.
A criminal complaint alleges that Pablo Villavicencio pushed his wife against a wall, slapped her and grabbed her phone to keep her from calling police last Thursday at the couple’s Hempstead, Long Island home.
He was arraigned Saturday on a misdemeanor charge and remained jailed Monday afternoon…
The Legal Aid Society, which represented Villavicencio in the immigration matter, said in a statement it was “hopeful that this matter will be resolved and that Pablo will secure valid status with the continued assistance of our counsel.”
“The past several months, including Pablo’s detention and threats of imminent deportation, have been traumatic for the Villavicencio family,” the organization said.
So that explains allegedly assaulting his wife? Got it. Funny how allegations of abuse (but with immediate police involvement and one can presume enough proof for an arrest) suddenly don’t seem to matter to the liberal machine.
Villavicencio was detained on June 1 after delivering pizza to the Fort Hamilton Army base in Brooklyn. He was seeking to establish legal residency and overcome a 2010 order to leave the country. His wife and two young daughters are U.S. citizens.