WASHINGTON (AP) 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.
Bush's act of clemency on Monday for Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean was a victory for Democratic and Republican members of Congress and others who pleaded with the president to pardon the men or at least commute their sentences.
The Associated Press: Bush commutes sentences for 2 Border guards
If there was any pardon that was wished for more it would be for these two. The fact that they went to jail for a "cover up" despite following Border Patrol guidelines has been a major blow to morale to Border Patrol agents for a long time.