- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 19, 2014

The mother of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who has been jailed in Mexico since March 31, says she has not heard from the Obama administration since her son’s imprisonment.

Pressure continues to mount for the president to take action in securing the release of Mr. Tahmooressi, who says he got lost and took a wrong turn into Mexico while carrying three firearms in his truck.

Jill Tahmooressi, the veteran’s mother, said she hasn’t heard from the White House or the State Department, despite the nearly 125,000 signatures she’s received on her “We the People” petition, which should entitle her to an official response, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

“I did reach the 100,000 signature threshold, but that was May 30th, and I go on every morning, the first thing I do when I wake up, I go online,” Ms. Tahmooressi said on CNN Thursday. “And I’ve not received a response yet on that WhiteHouse.gov petition site, so that is frustrating.”

The mother also confirmed she hasn’t heard from the State Department.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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