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The petition collected more than 40,000 signatures by the time Bush commuted the agents' sentences

U.S. Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose CompeanWND led the investigation into the high-profile prosecutions and convictions of Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who received 11- and 12-year sentences for slightly wounding a fleeing illegal alien drug smuggler in 2005 with a gunshot while in pursuit and in the line of duty. A federal prosecutor gave the drug smuggler full immunity to testify against the agents.WND's in-depth coverage of the case began with the first report Aug. 7, 2006. And in the years leading up to President Bush's commutation of the agents' sentences in January 2009, WND published at least 228 news stories and 51 commentaries about the case.Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND, launched a petition and letter-writing campaign in late 2008 that re-focused attention on the Ramos-Compean case in the last 30 days of Bush's term.The petition collected more than 40,000 signatures by the time Bush co…

Thieves can't steal ex-Border Patrol agent's holiday spirit

Last Christmas, Ignacio Ramos was in a cramped cell at a federal penitentiary in Arizona, listening to Christmas songs on a small radio and wondering what his wife and children were doing.

A lot has changed in a year for the former Border Patrol agent, who became a cause célebre among conservative lawmakers after jurors handed him an 11-year sentence in 2006 for shooting a Mexican drug smuggler near El Paso. Read more

San Diego East County Times

December 24, 2009 – Local groups are pitching in to help the family of a Border Patrol Agent involved in a shooting that made international news. Early this morning, holiday gifts for the Ramos family, including four children, were stolenRead more

Ignacio Ramos Has Christmas Presents Stolen

Daniel Novick-KFOX News Weekend Anchor/Reporter
Posted: 6:14 pm MST December 24, 2009


EL PASO, Texas -- The family of former Border Patrol Agent Ignacio Ramos, convicted of shooting a drug smuggler and then covering it up, has had a difficult year filled with many ups and downs.

As they prepare for their first Christmas together in more than two years, they are facing yet another challenge.Read more & see video...
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Update:

Thank you for your gernerosity, your gifts have helped save Christmas :)

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

From the entire family :)

Unmerry Christmas for famous ex-Border Patrol agent Ignacio Ramos

EL PASO -- One of the nation's most famous and controversial lawmen became a crime victim this holiday season.

Thieves stole $3,000 worth of Christmas gifts and a happy homecoming from former El Paso Border Patrol Agent Ignacio Ramos on Wednesday.

Ramos, 40, said thieves broke into his vehicle and made off with all his family's holiday gifts and personal items. Read more...

Nacho and Monica robbed of their Christmas Presents

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While traveling to their Christmas destination, they decided to stop at a La Quinta Inn to get rested and while they slept their car was broken into. Thousands of dollars in Christmas gifts were stolen. Thank God no one was hurt or killed by the bandits. Police are on scene collecting information. Developing...

Border agent Nacho Ramos shares his story on July 4th

San Diego- Old Glory waving in the wind at Camp Vigilance was the backdrop for Ignacio “Nacho” Ramos Jr.’s first interview since his sentence was commuted by former President Bush.“It’s a great feeling despite everything that has happened,” Romos said. “I still love my country and everything it represents.”The July 4th celebration in Boulevard, CA 60 miles east of San Diego, certainly gave the Ramos family a heroes welcome. And like any true patriot, Ramos posed for pictures shook a lot of hands and hugged his admirers.“This support has taken me by surprise. My wife tried to explain what it was like to be out there with the well wishers, but until today I didn’t really know.”This real-world drama began in 2005 where the two border patrol agents Romos and Jose Compean were serving the nation in the southern war-zone border. Each year approximately 70-80 percent of the illicit drugs enter the U.S. through the dangerous southern border which has seen violence accelerate over the past few…

By Steven Kreytak | Thursday, April 9, 2009, 04:31 PM

U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton resignsU.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton of Austin, who is the top federal prosecutor for a 68-county swath of central, south and west Texas, told his staff today that he is resigning the post effective April 19.

Taste of Texas is #1

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1st day of freedom news, interviews, and more

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Ignacio Ramos graced our audience with over 1 1/2 hours of his time last night on The Rick Amato Show.You can hear the interview here.
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NACHO FREE!

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Above Ernie & Nacho at homecoming
Left: Joe, wife Ernie and daughter Cindy
Right: Monica and Nacho Ramos
Feel free to call Joe Loya 915-779-8666
or EMAIL: laJoe@sbcglobal.net



284 News Articles on the release!

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WND.com

Wife of Former Border Patrol Agent Ignacio Ramos on 'Glenn Beck'
FOXNews - Feb 18, 2009
The border patrol agents were just doing their job, protecting our country on the border of Texas. They were trying to catch an illegal Mexican drug ...

Ex-Border Patrol agents leave prison after sentences commutedDallas Morning News

Border Patrol Agents' Release Seen As Injustice To SomeKFOXtv.com

Ex-Border Patrol agents released early from prisonCNN
KOKC - KDBC

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Today is Nacho's 40th Birthday

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Border agents could leave prison within days Possibility Ramos and Compean may be eligible to finish sentences at home

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Posted: February 03, 2009
9:44 pm Eastern

By Chelsea Schilling
© 2009 WorldNetDaily
Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso CompeanBorder Patrol agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos could be eligible to leave federal prison within days – though their official release date is still set for March 20, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons has confirmed.Read more

Thank you Ted Poe

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January 22, 2009
Congressman Poe

LAST STAND FOR RAMOS AND COMPEAN
Jan 15, 2009 - CLICK HERE TO WATCH Madam Speaker, in the dusty, arid plains of West Texas, where the tumbleweeds blow across the prairies, there's a small town called Fabens. Fabens, Texas, a population of about 8,000, mostly lower-income individuals, but they're doing what they can to eke out an income out of ... More
COMMUTATION FOR POLITICAL PRISONERS RAMOS AND COMPEAN
Jan 21, 2009 - CLICK HERE TO WATCH Madam Speaker, as a final act by President Bush, border agents and political prisoners Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos were granted a commutation of their harsh prison sentence. Thanks to the work of many Members of Congress, some in the media, and, most importantly, the Am... More

POLITICAL PRISONERS RAMOS AND COMPEAN, PART II
Jan 21, 2009 …

Clemency Warrant for Ignacio Ramos, Jr.

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John & Ken Show Great New Podcasts!

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Prison Interview 6PM Hr (1/19) play


Agent's Wives 5PM Hr (1/19) play


Congressional Support 4PM Hr (1/19) play


Agents Commuted 3PM Hr (1/19) play

Congressmen lobbied for agents at 11th hour

Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle lobbied White House counsel and President Bush personally on behalf of border agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean in a series phone calls and face-to-face conversations that continued through the 11th hour of the administration, WND has learned.Read More

Large Cross appears in the sky!

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Hey all,

This is Max Worthingtonthe blogmaster.


Seconds after I had spoken to Joe Loya today about the good news of Nacho's commutation. I looked up into the sky and said "Thank You God"and there was the biggest cross I've ever seen.

It's approximately ten miles wide and twenty miles long, it appeared directly over Los Angeles Airport. This picture is looking from El Segundo CA, due north, with the Santa Monica Mountains in the background.

I captured it on my cell phone, the picture has not been altered in any way.


Max

Bush cuts sentences of Ramos, Compean

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WorldNetDaily
Bush cuts sentences of Ramos, Compean
Agents convicted of shooting smuggler will
be released from prison March 20
--WND

WorldNetDaily
'Thank you, President Bush'
Agents' wives express gratitude, but
say 'it's not over'
--WND

WorldNetDaily Exclusive
Father-in-law: WND 'had a lot to do' with decision
Letter campaign, petition raised issue during
Bush's closing days in office
--WND

WorldNetDaily Exclusive
279 reports on agents' struggles
WND provides nearly 3 years of in-depth
Ramos, Compean coverage
--WND

WorldNetDaily Exclusive
Sentences questioned 8 times at White House
Response comes on Bush's last full day in office
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WND.ARCHIVES, OCT. 24, 2006
WorldNetDaily Exclusive

Not so 'nonsensical' anymore
Bush spokesman Tony Snow ripped WND
for asking about agents' prison time
--WND

Chronology of Ramos-Compean
What happened when in controversial
case of border agents
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HOORAY!

We won Nacho and Joe's their freedom! On behalf of the Ramos Family, this is Max Worthington the blogmaster saying Thank You Thank You Thank You. We did it!

Send me your stories and video clips of your celebrations and I'll post them here for the Nacho and Jose and their families to watch!

AgentRamos@gmail.com

This a a huge victory for the Border Batrol and America!

Yours truly,
Max

DOJ considering commutation for Ramos, Compean

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This just in

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White House: 'No comment' while Ramos, Compean wait
'We don't talk about pardons from the podium'

Hours left! FedEx President Bush!
Tell him to help Border Agents Ramos, Compean
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This just in from the lovely Tara Setmayer, CA Congressman Dana Rohrabacher's communications director. The ENTIRE TX Congressional delegation signed and sent this letter to Bush, asking him to consider pardoning Ramos and Compean. Hats off the the delegates And, deep down inside, I know, Bush is NOT GOING TO CARE ... And I'll be celebrating the day he leaves office.

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children what it was once like in the United States when men were free. Ronald Reagan, Address to the annual meeting of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, (03/30/1961).
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'Attempted hit' put on Ramos family

The family of imprisoned Border Patrol agent Ignacio Ramos was the victim of an attempted hit on their lives this month, as the agent's wife says someone broke into their home and filled it with gas, trashing photographs and pummeling their dog.Read the latest now on WND.com.Must Read News 10 congressmen urge clemency for agents
'Time is short, Mr. President. Let's right the wrong'

Letter to the Pope

Our Dear Holyness, Pope Benedict,
It is with great humility and open heart that I write to you. Although there are multitudes of problems in the world, with humility I ask that you pray for the freedom of our Border Patrol Agents who were locked up on false charges. I say this because I met and spoke to Nacho and his family. He gave me his word under the oath of God that he was innocent. He was trying to protect our country against drug dealers who would go against the laws and bring drugs into this country.I am greatly saddened by this. As a past teacher and knowing how drugs get disseminated to children many of whom overdose and die, I am against drugs coming into any country and being used against the word of our Lord in the Bible.
Please pray for the families of Ramos & Campion and put in a good word to President Bush for their pardon.
These are good Catholic Mexican American Families who need your help and have suffered too long.
Blessings,
Barbara Lang

The Blizzard Ralliers in Chicago

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Another blow to the Nacho Ramos Family

Date: Thursday, January 8, 2009, 7:35 AM

Another blow to the Nacho Ramos family happened the evening of 1/3/09.

Upon returning to the house with her 3 boys, her eldest son opened the front door. He was immediately hit with the smell a large amount of gas in the air, he yelled to his mom, she told him not to turn the light on. Monica safely removed her children from the area.

It is then she found her home had been broken into! Computer equipment destroyed, couches and chairs slashed, cherished wedding pictures, pictures of her life with Nacho and their children were ripped off the walls, shelves and slammed to the ground. DVDs & player taken, and the entire house ransacked! They even beat her dogs!

Thank God no one turned on a light! Monica and her three boys would be gone!!!

One has to ask, is this case related??? Is Monica getting to close to expo…

Obama's ICE candidate pleads for agents' pardon

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Posted: January 06, 2009
9:57 pm Eastern

© 2009 WorldNetDaily
Miguel ContreraUpon hearing that he was one of Barack Obama's candidates to head Immigration and Customs Enforcement, one federal investigative official's first act was to write an urgent letter to President George W. Bush – insisting that he pardon former Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. Read More...
David M. Kinchen -- Huntington (West Virginia) News
President Bush: Pardon Compean and Ramos before you head back to Texas
It's "Pardon Me" time in Washington, DC, but two men who really deserve pardons are still waiting on President George W. Bush. -- I'm talking about Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos, two former U.S. Border Patrol Agents convicted of shooting a Mexican drug smuggler who was trying to escape...