Federal judge temporarily blocks deportation of Hempstead deliveryman

Posted: Updated:
HEMPSTEAD -

A Hempstead deliveryman who faced deportation has now been granted an emergency stay.

Pablo Villavicencio received the news from a federal judge Saturday.

Attorneys for the Legal Aid Society say the deportation has been temporarily blocked until July 20, allowing the father of two to work on obtaining permanent United States residency.

Villavicencio was arrested when he tried to deliver a pizza to the Fort Hamilton military base in Brooklyn. 

A background check revealed there was a warrant for his arrest for immigration law violations. 

  • Federal judge temporarily blocks deportation of Hempstead deliverymanMore>>

  • Pizza delivery could lead to Hempstead man’s deportation

    Pizza delivery could lead to Hempstead man’s deportation

    Sunday, June 10 2018 6:21 AM EDT2018-06-10 10:21:21 GMT
    Pablo Villavicencio is from Ecuador and faces deportation as early as Monday. But his wife and two young daughters are American citizens.Pablo Villavicencio is from Ecuador and faces deportation as early as Monday. But his wife and two young daughters are American citizens.

    A Hempstead man's pizza delivery job sent him to the Fort Hamilton Army base in Brooklyn to drop off some food -- where immigration agents detained him.

    A Hempstead man's pizza delivery job sent him to the Fort Hamilton Army base in Brooklyn to drop off some food -- where immigration agents detained him.

  • SlideshowsGalleriesMore>>

  • 2019 PGA Championship Photos

    2019 PGA Championship Photos

    Are you attending the PGA Championship?  News 12 wants to see your photos!
    Are you attending the PGA Championship?  News 12 wants to see your photos!
  • Dog Day Fridays for May 17

    Dog Day Fridays for May 17

    Friday, May 17 2019 11:13 AM EDT2019-05-17 15:13:26 GMT
    Scruff is a cute little girl looking for love! This shaggy dog came from Puerto Rico and is ready for a whole new life. She would do well in a home with other dogs, children of any age, and can even live amongst cats.Scruff is a cute little girl looking for love! This shaggy dog came from Puerto Rico and is ready for a whole new life. She would do well in a home with other dogs, children of any age, and can even live amongst cats.
    Scruff is a cute little girl looking for love! This shaggy dog came from Puerto Rico and is ready for a whole new life. She would do well in a home with other dogs, children of any age, and can even live amongst cats.Scruff is a cute little girl looking for love! This shaggy dog came from Puerto Rico and is ready for a whole new life. She would do well in a home with other dogs, children of any age, and can even live amongst cats.
    This week's pets are up for adoption at Southampton Animal Shelter. The shelter is located at 102 Old Riverhead Road West in Hampton Bays. Their phone number is 631-728-7387.
    This week's pets are up for adoption at Southampton Animal Shelter. The shelter is located at 102 Old Riverhead Road West in Hampton Bays. Their phone number is 631-728-7387.
  • Great South Bay Music Festival 2019

    Great South Bay Music Festival 2019

    Performers at the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue July 18 - July 21.
    Performers at the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue July 18 - July 21.
sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."