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Immigration Reform Must Include Protection for U.S. Border Agents

Contact: Don Swarthout, President, Christians Reviving America's Values (CRAVE), 859-219-1222, 859-619-2811


WASHINGTON, May 30 /Christian Newswire/  While Congress debates Immigration Reform, Don Swarthout, President of Christians Reviving America's Values (CRAVE) is calling for the protection of U.S. border patrol agents.


Swarthout said, "If we are going to give 12 million Illegal Aliens amnesty after they have illegally broken into our country, we should also make sure our U.S. border agents are protected as well.   Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos are absolutely perfect examples."


Compean got 12 years and Ramos 11 years after being charged with attempted murder when they shot a drug smuggler who was trying to escape back into Mexico.  An over zealous prosecutor unjustly convicted Compean and Ramos who were just trying to do their jobs.  This is just one of several recent unjust prosecutions of our border patrol agents.


CRAVE is calling upon our Congress to include urgently needed language in the Immigration Reform Bill  to protect our border patrol agents from over zealous prosecutors and to immediately free Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos. 


Don Swarthout said, "Let's not forget where this problem started.  It started when the Illegal Alien broke into our country.  If that had never happened then this whole incident would have never happened."


"President Bush must pardon these two agents in order to just be fair to everyone involved.  If we can pardon Illegal Aliens for breaking the law, then we must pardon Compean and Ramos," Swarthout concluded.