Photo via Google Maps
Nonna Delia's on College Point Boulevard.

A driver for a College Point pizzeria is now facing deportation after delivering food to the Fort Hamilton Army Base in Brooklyn, where he was turned in to immigration officials.

Pablo Villavicencio Calderon, 35, an undocumented immigrant, reportedly presented his IDNYC card to the military police on duty at the base upon arriving, according to the New York Times. Military police told Calderon that he needed a driver’s license, which he did not have, and an on-site background check revealed an open order of deportation from 2010, the report notes.

For the past eight months, Calderon had been working at Nonna Delia’s brick-oven pizzeria in College Point. Even though it is more than an hour away from the Fort Hamilton base, the pizzeria had delivered there in the past, a manager told the Times.

Military personnel detained Calderon and called Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers, who took him into custody. A spokesperson for ICE told the Times that Calderon had no criminal record, but after electing not to leave the country when he was granted a voluntary departure order from an immigration judge in 2010, Calderon knew he was at risk.

The report also notes that Calderon married his wife  a naturalized citizen from Columbia  five years ago, and applied for a green card earlier this year.

Calderon lived with his wife and their two daughters in Hempstead, Long Island. He is scheduled for deportation to Ecuador next week, his wife told the Times.


Join The Discussion

Related Stories
Queens man arrested for sexually abusing three girls at Brooklyn army base
Queens man arrested for sexually abusing three girls at Brooklyn army base

Skip to toolbar