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  • Justice for two

    President Bush has disappointed his staunchest supporters no few times during his presidency, but nothing — not even his failed attempt to force a flawed immigration bill upon the nation — has been more disappointing than his refusal to pardon or commute the sentences of incarcerated border agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean.

  • Free Agents Ramos and Compean

    Nothing can sum up the case of former border patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, who stopped, pursued and shot at a fleeing Mexican drug smuggler near Fabens, Texas in 2005, better than Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's appraisal that "the whole episode stinks to high heaven." Not only was the smuggler, Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila, given immunity from prosecution, but he was also allowed to cross the border (legally, under the auspices of a "humanitarian visa" that he received under the immunity agreement) unimpeded and at his pleasure, without notifying U.S. authorities and without any sort of escort. He did this as many as 10 times in 2005. And he was accorded this privilege so that he would testify against the two border patrol agents who stopped him in the first place.

  • Bill would de-fund two agents' prison terms

    A Republican congressman yesterday said he will offer an amendment to an annual spending bill to prevent the Bush administration from using funds to enforce the prison sentences of two U.S. Border Patrol agents.

  • Bill would de-fund two agents' prison terms

    A Republican congressman yesterday said he will offer an amendment to an annual spending bill to prevent the Bush administration from using funds to enforce the prison sentences of two U.S. Border Patrol agents.

  • Senate probe could harm investigation

    A Senate committee probing the prosecution of two U.S. Border Patrol agents who shot a fleeing drug-smuggling suspect may have damaged the government's ability to bring new charges in an ongoing investigation, the Justice Department says.

  • Senate probe could harm investigation

    A Senate committee probing the prosecution of two U.S. Border Patrol agents who shot a fleeing drug-smuggling suspect may have damaged the government's ability to bring new charges in an ongoing investigation, the Justice Department says.

  • Bush asked to commute border agents' sentences

    Sens. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, and John Cornyn, Texas Republican, who held hearings this week questioning the conviction of two U.S. Border Patrol agents who shot a fleeing drug-smuggling suspect, yesterday asked President Bush to commute the agents' sentences.

  • Bush asked to commute border agents' sentences

    Sens. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, and John Cornyn, Texas Republican, who held hearings this week questioning the conviction of two U.S. Border Patrol agents who shot a fleeing drug-smuggling suspect, yesterday asked President Bush to commute the agents' sentences.

  • Border case defended

    The U.S. attorney whose office won convictions against two U.S. Border Patrol agents for shooting a fleeing drug-smuggling suspect in the buttocks yesterday described as "the big lie" accusations that the prosecutions were not justified.

  • Border case defended

    The U.S. attorney whose office won convictions against two U.S. Border Patrol agents for shooting a fleeing drug-smuggling suspect in the buttocks yesterday described as "the big lie" accusations that the prosecutions were not justified.

  • Senate to interrogate border agents' prosecutor

    A Senate hearing today into the convictions of two U.S. Border Patrol agents who shot a fleeing drug-smuggling suspect is expected to spark heated debate as the U.S. attorney who brought the charges defends the prosecutions.

  • Border agent backers to protest prosecutor

    THE WASHINGTON TIMES More than 1,000 people are expected to rally Saturday outside the offices of U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton in San Antonio to demand his termination and protest his "malicious prosecution" of law-enforcement officers who sought to arrest illegal aliens.

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  • It also said Ortiz-Hernandez' brother, Jose, told agents Mr. Aldrete-Davila brought the marijuana from Juarez, Mexico, identifying him as "the person who was shot by Border Patrol agents about six months ago."

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