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Convicted border agent trying to start over

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Now in Katy, he wants a new trial in shooting of immigrantBy SUSAN CARROLL
HOUSTON CHRONICLEJan. 18, 2010, 6:06AM Johnny Hanson Chronicle Ignacio Ramos says he and his wife, Monica, and children moved to Katy because of the support they received during their legal battles. He was able to find work with the help of a supporter. Five years ago, Ignacio Ramos was pulling long shifts as a senior U.S. Border Patrol agent, chasing smugglers and immigrants along the Rio Grande. He'd coached Little League long enough that dozens of teenagers called him “Coach Nacho.” He and his wife, Monica, both born and raised in El Paso, were busy working and raising three boys. Their life was, in his words, completely normal. Not boring. Just normal. All he wants now, he says, is to have that back. Ramos, now 40, has become a polarizing figure in the U.S. border security debate. To supporters, he is a martyr, wrongly sentenced to more than a decade in prison for doing his job — shooting at a drug smu…