(NEW YORK) – An Ecuadorian immigrant arrested for deportation after delivering to a Brooklyn Army pizza facility left a detention center hours after a judge ordered his immediate release.
Pablo Villavicencio left the detention center shortly before 9 pm Tuesday. He was greeted with hugs from his cheering wife and two young daughters. He thanked supporters and the media before he was abducted in an SUV
U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty said Villavicencio, who was imprisoned in New Jersey, could remain in the United States while exploiting his right to obtain legal status.
"Although he was illegally residing in the United States and currently subject to a final order for deportation, he was otherwise a model citizen," wrote the judge.
Villavicencio applied to stay in the US after he married a US citizen with whom he has two young girls.
Richter quoted these children and said they were US citizens.
"He has no criminal history," wrote the judge. "He paid his taxes and he worked diligently to look after his family."
The US government, which wanted the case relocated from New York to New Jersey, did not immediately comment on the Action of the judge.
Adriene Holder, the lawyer responsible for civil practice at the Legal Aid Society, said the rule of "law, humanity and morality" prevailed and the Villavicencio family "has finally received a crucial measure of relief from their 53-day nightmare. "
This decision should serve as a rebuke against the Trump administration and its merciless crusade to tear families apart, "Holder said in a statement.
The judge ruled after hearing the arguments earlier Tuesday when he was a government attorney on the Ask about the efforts of the immigration authorities to enforce a deportation order of 201
"Well, the powerful do what they want and the Poor people suffer what they need, "said the judge after hearing US prosecutor Joseph Cordaro defend the government's measures.
" I mean, is there any notion of justice here or are we just doing it because we want to? " "asked the judge," why do we want to enforce the order? It makes no difference to the larger problems the country faces.
Cordaro argued that the case should be transferred to New Jersey because Villavicencio is being held there, saying that a precedent dictates that New Jersey is the right place, an argument that the judge declined.
Cordaro said Villavicencio could pursue his request to become a legal resident of the US after his deportation.
The case has. Englisch: www.mjfriendship.de/en/index.php?op…80&Itemid=58 President Donald Trump against illegal immigration attracted wide attention Trump, a Republican, said his policy was geared to bring the country to safety.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, said the federal government had "cruelly" Villavicencio "Withheld by his wife Sandra Chica and two daughters" for no legitimate reason. "
Villavicencio was arrested on June 1, when he delivered a shipment to the garrison in Fort Hamilton. When he arrived at Fort Hamilton, the guards asked for identification, and he made a pass for the city. A background investigation revealed that he had been instructed to leave the United States in 2010, but remained.
Villavicencio's two girls, ages 2 and 4, toyed with toys on Tuesday while the spectators around them watched the legal arguments. Villavicencio was not in court.
Another judge had already temporarily blocked his deportation.
Associated Press author Claudia Torrens contributed to this report.