This is the most time-sensitive message we've sent to date AND certainly one of the most important...
Fellow border security groups have joined us in rallying on this one poignant issue, which serves as the emblem of the Bush Administration's failed immigration policy...the scandalous prosecution and imprisonment of U.S. Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean.
We've given President Bush plenty of time to consider a pardon, but he's made it clear he's not interested. So now it's our turn to demand a full presidential pardon of Ramos and Compean.
With just over 30 days left of the Bush Administration, time has come to make it clear to the president that we will no longer tolerate his willful ignorance on this injustice!
DEMAND A PARDON FOR RAMOS AND COMPEAN!
It's appalling to learn that President Bush has already issued 14 pardons and 2 commutations including the following:
-a gangsta rapper turned drug dealer
-income tax evaders
Not to mention that the Bush Administration has led the charge in bailing out miscreant Wall Street fat-cats, but continues to turn a blind eye to Ramos and Compean who are still serving a combined 23-year federal prison sentence!
Border security patriot, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, opined:
"The fact that the president has neglected to free these men from their imprisonment while freeing drug dealers, embezzlers and other criminals is insulting to the American people. For the sake of justice, let's hope this is not the last round of pardons and commutations."
And conservative stalwart, Phyllis Schlafly, inveighed:
"The severity of these charges and the harshness of the punishment are totally disproportionate to the violation in question. Even the illegal drug smuggler, Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila, was sentenced to less prison time than our fellow American border guards!" (Read the entire piece)
Lou Dobbs agrees.
The continued imprisonment of these border agents seems to have emboldened the open border advocates...as the ACLU is now challenging border patrol's searches. And agents are now afraid to return fire even when they are in danger. It's a sad state of affairs.
I wish someone could explain to me why President Bush has not pardoned these men...especially when there are so many calling for their freedom. There has been a petition containing 425,000 names delivered to the White House --but it's not too late for you to call, write or email the President and your Senators... Most say the chances of O! pardoning Compean and Ramos is slim, so time is running out to get through to President Bush.