George Bush again urged to free ex-agents
By Diana Washington Valdez
The El Paso Times (TX), January 14, 2009
El Paso, TX — U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., said Tuesday they had repeated their requests for President Bush to commute the sentences of ex-Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean of El Paso.
'Mr. (U.S. Attorney Johnny) Sutton, whose office oversaw the prosecution of the agents, has acknowledged in numerous media accounts and Senate testimony that the agents' punishment is in fact harsh,' Rohrabacher said.
Bush has until Jan. 20 to act on the requests.
Compean finally speaks from behind prison bars
Border agent pleads for your help in getting Bush to grant pardons
By Chelsea Schilling
The World Net Daily News, January 13, 2009
Imprisoned Border Patrol agent Jose Compean is finally speaking out from behind bars, asking for America's help in contacting President Bush for an 11th-hour pardon.
In a letter sent exclusively to WND from the Federal Correctional Institution in Ohio, Compean urged supporters to continue contacting the White House so he and fellow imprisoned agent Ignacio Ramos may reunite with their families before the president leaves office.