Bush won't promise to pardon border agents
Says 'dear friend' who prosecuted Ramos, Compean 'even-handed,' 'fair guy'

Prosecution 'deals' with Mexico investigated
Judge to hear Judicial Watch request in border agent cases


American Family News Network
Border Agent Travesty: Judicial Watch granted hearing
The public-interest group Judicial Watch has been granted a hearing by a federal judge in response to its request for government records detailing contacts between the U.S. and Mexican governments related to the prosecution of two former Border Patrol agents. -- Judicial Watch says the government has failed, under the provisions...

Feinsteins letter to Bush

Finally, even U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton has conceded that concerns about the fairness of the sentence are legitimate.

Given these facts, we believe clemency is warranted for Agents Ramos and Compean. Agents Ramos and Compean have now been in prison for more than six months. Agent Ramos has been physically assaulted while serving his term and the Agents’ request to remain out of prison while their appeal was pending was denied by the Fifth Circuit. Both agents will remain incarcerated for many more months, even if their conviction is ultimately thrown out – unless action is taken quickly.

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Press Releases :: July 18, 2007

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Tancredo to Offer Amendment That Would Free Ramos, Compean

Lawmaker Announces Plan to Block Use of Funds for Continued Incarceration of Border Agents

(WASHINGTON, DC) – US Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colorado) today announced plans to offer an amendment to an annual spending bill that would prevent the Bush Administration from using any funds to enforce the judgment or sentences imposed by a federal judge in the case of U.S. vs. Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. If adopted, the amendment would force the release of the two former Border Patrol agents whose case has been the focus of national news for several months. Read more


Time to free Ramos and Compean
There was an unusual spectacle in the nation's capital Tuesday, downright rare, in fact: U.S. Senators seeking truth, and justice, and taking action. And they deserve great credit and thanks. -- The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, led by Dianne Feinstein, focused on the reasons for the prosecution of two Border Patrol agents...


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Feinstein: Yes. I learned what I wanted to learn. And, basically, I think this is a case of prosecutorial overreach. Senator Cornyn and I have talked and we have decided that we will write a letter to the president and we will urge commutation of the sentence, both of Border Patrol Agent Ramos and Border Patrol Agent Compean.
: Senator Feinstein, can I just say thank you?
That's amazing.
And Senator Cornyn, it is -- I think for those of us who have been following the case, to watch the five senators in that room today, to watch each of you, it was restore -- I think we could call it restorative.
Watch: Feinstein / Hearing / Sutton / Poe / Amnesty

Washington Times
Border case defended
The U.S. attorney whose office won convictions against two U.S. Border Patrol agents for shooting a fleeing drug-smuggling suspect in the buttocks yesterday described as "the big lie" accusations that the prosecutions were not justified. -- During a rancorous Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton defiantly said...

Feinstein to Bush:
Free border agents!

Decides after Senate hearing to ask
president to commute sentences



Tonight: Border BetrayalThe Senate Judiciary committee is finally holding a hearing today to examine the case of imprisoned border patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. We'll be live in Washington, DC with full coverage and we'll be joined by Sen. Dianne FeinsteinSen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) and the U.S. attorney who prosecuted the case, Johnny Sutton. (D-California),


Posted: July 17, 2007
3:48 p.m. Eastern

By Art Moore © 2007

U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton
Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein concluded a Senate hearing today on the high-profile prosecution of former Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean with a vow to look further into why prosecutors charged the men with a violation that requires a mandatory 10-year sentence. Read more


Sen. Coburn
Associated Press
Senator wants deadly force rules loosened for Border Patrol
Border Patrol agents should be allowed to shoot at fleeing drug traffickers, a Republican senator suggested Tuesday. -- The patrol's deadly force rules were questioned at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing concerning the conviction of two agents who shot a fleeing, unarmed drug trafficker and covered it up.

Kate O'Bierne
National Review
Sutton's Place - The case of two Border Patrol agents
A Senate subcommittee is examining the controversial prosecution of the two Border Patrol agents who are serving 11 and 12- year sentences for shooting a fleeing drug smuggler two years ago today. This spare explanation of the case - a case that has commanded the attention of senior aides at the White House...


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