For several months the Constitution Party has been passing resolutions, sending out email alerts, and publishing editorials concerning imprisoned border patrol agents Ramos and Compean. The Constitution Party’s 2008 Presidential candidate, Chuck Baldwin, also called for a pardon. Today, George Bush commuted Ramos and Compean’s sentences.
In his final acts of clemency, President George W. Bush on Monday commuted the prison sentences of two former U.S. Border Patrol agents whose convictions for shooting a Mexican drug dealer ignited fierce debate about illegal immigration.
Bush’s decision to commute the sentences of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who tried to cover up the shooting, was welcomed by both Republican and Democratic members of Congress. They had long argued that the agents were merely doing their jobs, defending the American border against criminals. They also maintained that the more than 10-year prison sentences the pair was given were too harsh.