Pablo Villavicencio is Free

The New York City pizza delivery man who was arrested at the Fort Hamilton Army Base last month is finally free.

Pablo Villavicencio, who was taken into Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention when he delivered a pizza to the Fort Hamilton Army Base last month, has finally been released from custody.

Judge Paul Crotty ordered Villavicencio’s release, which took place late last night.

“Is there any concept of justice here? What is the danger to the community for a man who has committed no crime?”  — Judge Crotty

Villavicencio’s arrest in June sparked nationwide outrage and protests, with many gathering outside the detention facility to demand his release back to his family.

The tactic used by ICE officials to ensnare Villavicencio drew comparisons to those used by Hitler’s Gestapo — tricking and luring unsuspecting innocents into situations where they can then be arrested and detained.

 

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