The judge apparently ordered his release because he’s been a model citizen who has paid taxes and doesn’t have a criminal history.

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At the beginning of last month, Pablo Villavicencio, a 35-year-old illegal immigrant from Ecuador, was reportedly taken into custody and held for deportation during a pizza delivery to an army base in Brooklyn, New York. Shockingly, though, a federal judge just recently ordered law enforcement officials to release him on the grounds that he has supposedly been a “model citizen.”

Following the decision, one of the attorneys who had been pushing back against his deportation told reporters that the ruling in their favor purportedly meant that the rule of “law, humanity, and morality” prevailed.

By releasing the undocumented alien out into the public, however, many people say that all the judge really did was basically ignore the law, which is an abuse of power.

“The court holds that he indeed does have a right to complete the process of obtaining a provisional waiver and that the government’s deportation of petitioner would contravene that right,” declared US District Judge Paul Crotty, the judge who ordered the release of Villavicencio, in his decision.

“Although he stayed in the United States unlawfully and is currently subject to a final order or removal, he has otherwise been a model citizen,” explained the judge, adding, “he has no criminal history. He has paid his taxes. And he has worked diligently to provide for his family.”

Unsurprisingly, Adriene Holder, who is the attorney-in-charge of the civil practice at the Legal Aid Society, which is a liberal legal group dedicated to fighting the deportation of illegals, was absolutely pleased with the judge’s decision.

“This decision should serve as a rebuke against the Trump Administration and its merciless crusade to tear families apart,” asserted Holder in a statement following the ruling.

“[The Villavicencio family has] finally received a crucial measure of relief from their 53-day nightmare,” added the attorney for the legal group after claiming, quite ludicrously, that the rule of “law, humanity, and morality,” had prevailed in this case.

According to reports, Judge Crotty’s decision came shortly after he interrogated Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Cordaro over the need to enforce the law in Villavicencio’s case.

“Is there any concept of justice here or are we just doing this because we want to?” asked the judge. “Why do we want to enforce the order?” he pressed, noting, “it makes no difference in terms of the larger issues facing the country.”

Unfortunately, though, after Cordaro explained that they were simply enforcing following through with a deportation order that was issued back in 2010, and that he can finish his attempt to gain legal status back in Ecuador, the judge went ahead and called for his release anyway.

As a result of the Judge Crotty’s decision, Villavicencio, whose wife and two young children are all US citizens, will be allowed to remain in the US with the rest of his family and finish his attempt to become a legal resident.

While such an outcome may sound nice to some, it seems to fundamentally undermine the rule of law in the United States.

In addition to that, it also sets a precedent that has the potential to endanger the lives of American citizens. Specifically, although Villavicencio may never commit a crime in the future, the same cannot be said about every illegal immigrant who has yet to break the law. And since there are some who would commit a crime in the future, they ruin it for everyone else and are the reason why there needs to be a zero tolerance policy.

Moreover, having a harsher policy on immigration will also likely help deter dangerous individuals who intend to break the law from coming into the country. This, in turn, would almost certainly mean that fewer Americans would be harmed or killed by illegal immigrants, which is something that’s currently quite common.

For example, several days ago, law enforcement officials in California arrested Orlando Vilchez Lazo, a 36-year-old undocumented immigrant from Peru, for allegedly sexually assaulting at least four random women while purportedly posing as a ride-sharing driver over the course of approximately five years.

And a couple of months prior to that, Carlos Melara, a 21-year-old undocumented alien from El Salvador and member of the ruthlessly violent MS-13 gang, was reportedly found guilty of “conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity” for allegedly participating in the horrific murder of a 15-year-old boy in Massachusetts back in 2015.

According to reports, it was apparently determined that Melara helped lure the unsuspecting teen to a secluded park by pretending to be a friend of a girl who he was supposedly interested in getting to know better. Once at the park, Melara and several other gang members then reportedly ambushed and then stabbed him to death.

And before that, law enforcement officials in placed Miguel “Timido” Angel Lopez-Abrego, a 19-year-old undocumented alien who’s also a member of MS-13, under arrest for allegedly participating in a similar killing.  Apparently, Lopez-Abrego and a few other MS-13 gang members supposedly killed an unidentified man and buried his body deep in the Maryland woods.