Bipartisan Members Continue Fight To Save Imprisoned Border Agents
Announce Letter Of Support To U.S. Pardon Attorney
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 19, 2008
When: Thursday, November 20 , 2008
Where: House Radio/TV Gallery
What: Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and William Delahunt (D-MA) will be leading a press conference to announce a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Pardon Attorney asking for commutation of sentence for unjustly imprisoned Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. The agents are currently serving 11 and 12 year prison sentences, respectively, for shooting and wounding a self -admitted illegal alien drug smuggler. Both men have already spent almost two years in solitary confinement. Thus far, eighty-two Members of Congress, representing the entire political spectrum, have signed on to H.Con. Res 267 in support of commutation.
Members will discuss the injustices of the case, as well as, the misapplication of 18 U.S.C. 924(c), “the unlawful discharge of a firearm in commission of a crime of violence,” which placed a mandatory minimum 10 year sentence onto the agents’ convictions.
Who: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)
Rep. William Delahunt (D-MA)
Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA)
Rep. John Culberson (R-TX)
Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (CA-46)
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