Monday, January 19, 2009

Good News: Bush Commutes Prison Sentence for two Border Guards

President George W. Bush has commuted the prison sentences of two former Border Patrol guards whose convictions for shooting a Mexican drug dealer ignited debate about illegal immigration.

The President granted clemency on Monday to Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean at the request of Democratic and Republican members of Congress and others who pleaded with the president to pardon the men or at least commute their sentences.

Ramos and Compean are each serving sentences of more than 10 years for shooting an illegal immigrant as he was fleeing an abandoned marijuana load in 2005.