Federal judge temporarily blocks deportation of deliveryman

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A Long Island 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. He was was detained in New Jersey.

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

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a federal investigation into the conduct of the immigration officials.

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