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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...