UNITED STATES vs. CORRUPT INS EMPLOYEES
AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT
(Under [EOIR Docket No. 176; A.G. Order No. 3783-2016]
EDWIN RIVERA, being duly sworn, deposes and says:
1. I am the party named as the applicant in the above-entitled request.
2. I have a good claim for the accreditations requested.
3. On or about February 1990 a crime was reported to me at the INS office.
4. I was at the INS with clients of John J. Montes, Attorney at Law, he sent me that day to accompany his clients while they were submitting their applications at the counter. They were applying for benefits under the Late Amnesty.
5. I reported the crime to the FBI in March 1990. The Agent asked me for identification, and I told him that I was an accountant.
6. I told the Agent that a lady came up to me at the INS with about thirty-five (35) immigrants complaining that she refuses to pay fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) for each of her customers who were trying to receive the Employment Authorization Document (EA). Furthermore, she said that she was paying a Dominican man who was paying the Supervisor the money. She said that she was angry because the customers did not have the money and now they were going home without the card. I told the lady that I will try to see how I was going to help her. I also told the Agent that I discussed the issue with COPS that were friends, and they said that the problem had to with the FBI.
7. I contend that the FBI asked for my assistance while investigating a crime reported by this applicant, on or about March 15, 1990. He asked me to find “dirty” information about the Dominican.
8. The attorney in our office, John J. Montes, overshadowed the preparation of the forms prepared for the customers. He told me that it was my duty to help the FBI.
9. On or about April 17, 1990, I learned from people in the Bronx, our community, and Upper Manhattan, that the Dominican related to the ferry that came from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico before 1988.
10. I purchased airline tickets on or about April 18, 1990. Left early in the morning to Puerto Rico to return the next day. When I got there around noon, I quickly took a taxi to Ports and Terminals main office. When I got there, an employee asked me why I came. I told him that I wanted to see the list of people who entered from the Dominican Republic and how they managed to enter Puerto Rico. He called the supervisor, and he asked me for identification, and I gave him the original business card the FBI Agent had given me. He took a photocopy of the front and back of the card, and I told him to give me the photocopies. He stapled the two, and I put them in my wallet.
11. I learned that the ferry crashed on or about February 24, 1988, and it was the last time it could dock in Puerto Rico. I also learned that the only document the passengers needed was the birth certificate and the passport.
12. I left for San Juan around 4 P.M. arrived and started looking for a hotel to stay for the night. I found the hotel, had dinner and was in bed around 11 P.M. Got up the next morning around 4 A.M. to have breakfast and run to the airport.
13. At the airport, the INS inspector asked me for identification, and he saw the copy of the business card of the Agent. She asked me who the Agent was and I told her that I was collecting information for the Agent. She asked me if I was doing work for the FBI. I told her yes. She then had me detained, and she called the FBI in Puerto Rico.
14. This saga kept me on the island for one week until the Federal Magistrate dismissed the charges, impersonation of a federal agent.
15. I was bailed out by my mother.
16. The FBI Agent who took my personals, kept them in his car because he figured that I was going to be released and sent back to New York.
17. Back in New York, on or around April 25, 1990, I told the Agent what had happened.
18. To gain access to more information, I finally moved to 1133 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York City, May 1, 1991.
19. The information about the activities at the INS were pouring. It was not just Hispanic immigrants involved. It was Indian, Pakistanis, and Columbians. Every group dealing Hash, Heroin, and Cocaine.
20. My search for creditable information was worldwide.
21. I traveled to India to find out how they enter illegally.
22. I found out that Pakistanis enter under cover of Indian Nationals. Passports are sold with your picture and all the details. Some Pakistanis place an order for more than twenty passports for his people, and the documents are prepared in about ten days.
23. They traveled to England, and there they went to the Bahamas.
24. From the Bahamas on speedboats at 1 A.M. they traveled to Florida.
25. With a stomach full of heroin capsules made from plastic gloves they drop the load in Florida and bring it the North East for sale in the streets.
26. I traveled to Colombia to find out how they enter illegally.
27. I found out that they purchase American Documents of children who were missing from U.S.A during the years 1975. They crossed our border
file for anything involving fingerprints using the birth certificate. The prints are registered in our system with that name and become part of the mainstream with the new name. Then they apply for an American Passport. They traveled back to U.S.A. with the document. It was different back then; they were able to return with a load of cocaine or heroin in their stomach and entered undetected.
28. I traveled to the Dominican Republic to find out how they enter illegally.
29. They had something called “machete” which was documents purchased in Colombia or Venezuela, birth certificates, passports, etc.
30. I traveled to Poland.
31. Before leaving, FBI sent me a translator who traveled with me all expenses paid. Our mission was to investigate LOT, the airline.
32. We got to Poland, 1992, but we were not very successful. The Russian had just left the country, but the people had a mentality of distrust. When we got to the storage facility of LOT the lady there told us that she had the files we were looking for, but we had to return the next day. When we got there the next day, she turned on us. She said that the records were no longer available. The translator argued with her, but I told her that it was not worth it, and we left.
33. I traveled to Canada to find out how they cross the border illegally.
34. They enter through the Windsor tunnel inside trucks normally used to carry vegetables and other products.
35. Entering from Canada is relatively easy, by land, over the Washington State border on the north. And they have many other simple ways to cross the border. Is not like crossing the border of Mexico. It’s a lot easier.
36. We are talking about 1992-3, crossing from Mexico was very easy. Drugs crossed our borders relatively easy. The financing of the Bombing of World Trade in 1993, I believe, came from sales made by “Curly.”
37. He was the kingpin who probably paid thousands for EAs. He was always very close to INS. In New Jersey, he had many drivers in the parking area. In New York City, he purchased the candy store directly across the INS office on 26 Street. In New Jersey, the Service had two locations: Paterson, New Jersey; Newark, New Jersey.
38. Curly had his hands in every candy store or regular grocery stores near the Service.
39. I learned about Curly and his people because they came to my office at 1133 Broadway.
40. We had a meeting with Special Agents from INS, Department of State, and IRS, June 1992, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in a private conference room. There a retired New York State Trooper and I open out information gathered from Colombia, Poland, India, Canada, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Bahamas, Mexico, and the lack of services of the vital records office around the United States. A person who died before he was ten years old in a state other than the state he was born, there is no system to match the death certificate and birth certificate.
41. I traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with Mr. Rodriguez, Chairperson of the Missing and Exploited Children. He called an FBI Agent to take part of the conversation because the findings are very important.
42. Fingerprints of children should be taken in school every year.
43. Airports need to install a fingerprint system that will confirm who the person is or is not.
44. Fingerprints of children change between the ages seven (7) and twelve (12). This means that if we don’t change or update our system, we are dealing with a generation of people that are not citizens of U.S.A.
Right now, we might be dealing with people who we believe to be citizens.
Edwin Rivera, Affiant
STATE: NEW YORK
Sworn before me came Edwin Rivera this ______ day of November 2017.