San Juan, Puerto Rico - A Dominican alien appeared today before U.S. District Court Judge Camille Vélez-Rive facing charges of using fraudulent documents as evidence of authorized stay, by using a Permanent Resident Card belonging to another person.
Jose Manuel Victorio-Ramos, a Dominican Republic Citizen, presented a U.S. Permanent Resident Card and a Pennsylvania Driver's license to U.S. Customs and Border Protection enforcement officers when pre-boarding a Jet Blue Airlines flight bound to New York, at the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport.
CBP enforcement officers referred Mr. Victorio-Ramos to closer examination because the resident card did not appear to be genuine.
A query of the immigration database revealed that the immigration number contained in the U.S. Permanent Resident Card pertains to a female subject from a different nationality. Mr. Victorio-Ramos also had a Social Security Card in his possession.
CBP officers presented the case to the on-duty attorney of the Immigration Unit of the United States Attorney's Office in San Juan, who accepted the case for prosecution.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.