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(submission) Two U.S. Border Agents Face 20 Year Prison Terms For Pursuing Illegal Alien

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posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 10:01 AM
Two border patrol agents are being sued by an illegal alien who tried sneaking over 700 pounds of marijuana in his van. The illegal alien shot at one of the agents, and the other agent fired back, hitting the suspect. The illegal alien is suing for 5 million dollars because he is hurt . The agents also face up to 20 YEARS in jail.
Persecuted because they were doing their jobs.… That’s precisely what has happened to two U.S. Border agents who are each facing 20 year prison terms for pursuing an illegal alien who had crossed our border and physically assaulted one of the agents.

This outrageous injustice took place near El Paso, Texas—a hotbed of illegal activity, where drug smugglers, and violent gang members illegally crossing from Mexico are often encountered. On February 17, 2005, U.S. Border Ignacio Ramos (a former nominee for border patrol agent of the Year), and Jose Compean attempted to apprehend a fleeing illegal alien at our border.

Today, both are facing 20 year prison terms, and even more outrageous, this same illegal alien is now suing the U.S. for $5 million claiming his civil rights were violated.

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This is insane. How are we supposed to secure our borders with idiotic BS law suits like this? The border patrol agents aren't allowed to pursue someone who is trying to sneak in 700 POUNDS of marijuana?

This goes much deeper than just the law suit against these guys. It goes much deeper than the issue of Mexicans coming in and doing the jobs US citizens won't do. Deeper than the illegals not paying taxes. Any terrorist from the Middle East could just fly into Mexico, and walk right across the border. They even recently caught an afghan man doing this recently. He was coming over for work right? Looking to better his life?

I'm sure the terrorists, al qaeda, and whoever else wants to harm us are all over this and fully aware how easy it is to enter into the US via the mexican border.

Its time politicians stop debating this issue and actually do something. If these agents get sent to jail it will be just the start of more ridiculous lawsuits.

Also, sign this petition. It will be sent to George Bush.

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