Question asked: Did you have any family or close friends that participated with you and the Young Lords Party? Garden Acosta claims that he had no family members within the Young Lords Party with him. He adds that Josephina Vasquez, his wife at the time, was a involved with the party also. He shares with us that the CIC, a group in Puerto Rico that acted like the Puerto Rican FBI focused on terrorists and independistas, would follow him when he would go to Puerto Rico to visit family. His mother eventually advised him not to visit Puerto Rico because it would unnerve the family. His states that his family was supportive of his efforts, and that the CIC would only promote a negative image if his actions. He struggle he faced when adopting a child, and the FBI not giving him clearance to adopt a child from abroad. He claims he was set up by the FBI and revealed that Nydia Velasquez needed to step in to assist him after his paperwork being delayed one year.
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