In recent news, an NYC pizza delivery man was making his usual run to drop off food at a military base in New York, when there was an unexpected turn of events where he is found to have an active warrant for his deportation which called for military police to call immigration agents according to this CNN online article. Based on that article, Pablo Villavicencio, 35, the pizza delivery man who experienced immigration detention was found out due to a ‘supposed’ signing of a waiver for a background check. Villavicencio and his story that made headlines caused fear in immigrant communities and hopefully an awareness the immigration crisis needs to be addressed.
In Villavicencio’s time of need, The Legal Aid Society, an organization that provides legal help to those in poverty - according to CNN, stepped in just in time to request for an emergency stay. Villavicencio has a wife and kids that depend on him heavily, how cruel would it be if he was just expedited so suddenly leaving his wife and kids to fend for themselves? This also proves that there is an organization out there that has a heart to help others and fight for the rights of the people.
How does this affect those who have many immigrants working for them? Are you employees at risk as well? If we were to account for all the immigrants who are taxpayers and employees that do bring quality service to our businesses, how much damage will our economy face?
Immigration is truly a touchy subject and one that needs to be addressed since many people’s lives, families will be dramatically affected.
Where do you stand when it comes to immigration? Do you believe we need to expedite those who are in process of obtaining legal residency?