NewsWeek reports "Among rejected applicants for commutation were Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos, two former U.S. Border Patrol agents whose convictions for shooting a Mexican drug dealer have become a lightning rod in the illegal immigration debate." For the full story, see here.
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Regardless of one's beliefs towards U.S. immigration policy, for whatever reason this case had "frame up" written all over it from day one (11/17/08 ID comment). I'm afraid Ramos and Compean will turn into martyrs.
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