Thursday, February 22, 2007

Free Ramos and Compean!

This resolution has been passed unanimously by the WMU College Republicans. Background information is available here.

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Western Michigan University College Republicans
Resolution 1

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.

1 comment:

Dan said...

I support this resolution!

I'm sure that's a shocker for all.