This resolution has been passed unanimously by the WMU College Republicans. Background information is available here.
Western Michigan University College Republicans
A resolution calling on the President of the United States to grant a full pardon to American heroes and Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean.
Whereas: The United States Border Patrol protects the country from outside invasion and illegal activity, and,
Whereas: The described duties of the United States Border Patrol agents include “the detection, prevention, and apprehension of undocumented aliens and smugglers,” and,
Whereas: February 17, 2006, Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean prevented an illegal alien from importing almost 800 pounds of marijuana.
Whereas: The two agents were sentenced to prison terms of 11 years and 12 years for shooting the drug-smuggling suspect in the buttocks as he fled across the U.S.-Mexico border, and,
Whereas: Agent Ramos was a former nominee for Border Patrol Agent of the Year, and,
Whereas: Agents Ramos and Compean are American heroes and deserving of the respect and support of our nation and its leaders.
Be it therefore resolved: The Western Michigan University College Republicans call upon President Bush to grant a full pardon to Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean.