"They will no longer be delivering food there."
The detainment of Pablo Villavicencio, a 35-year-old immigrant from Ecuador, while delivering pizza to Fort Hamilton on Wednesday has made restaurants wary of delivering to the Brooklyn military base.
Rafi Cohen works with Orders2.me, which
“We don’t need a problem with them,” Julianna Oliverio, a cashier at Goustaro deli in Bay Ridge, said to New York Daily News on Thursday. "
While delivering pizza to the Fort Hamilton base, Villavicencio
He was transferred to a base in New Jersey over the weekend in the custody of ICE agents, and is pending deportation.
Bay Ridge Councilman Justin Brannan held a press conference outside the base Wednesday morning, stating that "
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams says “the arrest of Pablo with a municipal ID is sending shockwaves throughout the immigrant community” because immigrants were told they would not be harassed in New York, a sanctuary city, he says. “Delivery to detention is unimaginable.” pic.twitter.com/cttPLZscBn— Cora Lewis (@cora) June 6, 2018
A bit of data: According to a May 2018 study conducted by George Washington University, "adverse immigration impacts were associated with at least a 300 percent increase in the odds of a parent having high psychological distress."
Moreover, "worrying about youth's education, perceiving negative impacts on the family, being stopped/questioned/harassed, and considering leaving the United States appeared to be especially harmful," the study said.