00:20 GMT23 February 2020
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    An illegal immigrant from Ecuador, who has been delivering pizza to a military base in Brooklyn, is now facing deportation from the Unites States.

    Pablo Villavicencio was asked by a military policeman at the Fort Hamilton base to present proof that he was a legal resident in the US. Upon Villavicencio's failure to deliver any documentation, he was detained and subsequently the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported he had been living illegally in the country since 2010.

    "In March 2010, he was granted voluntary departure by an immigration judge, but failed to depart by July 2010 as ordered. As such, his voluntary departure order became a final order of removal," ICE said in a statement.

    On his previous visits to the base, Villavicencio had been presenting his New York identity card, available to all residents of the city regardless of immigration status.

    Villavicencio's wife and daughters are American citizens. New York City council member Justin Brannan called for support of the Ecuadorian national.

    In May, the US President Donald Trump criticized current US immigration laws, including the Green Card lottery, the "catch and release" policy, and chain immigration, adding that he would not give his approval to any immigration bill which would not mention a wall on the Mexican border.

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