Below is the Lou Dobbs report on the rejection of Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean's appeal before the 5th circuit court.
Included are quotes from Ted Poe and Duncan Hunter and Casey Wian explains that there are other legal avenues the agents can explore - even taking it as far as the US Supreme Court.
Congressman Brian Bilbray (R-CA) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) called on President Bush to immediately pardon the two agents.
Rep Ted Poe (R-TX) issued this statement in a release:
"It was never the intent of Congress to have the 924c charge applied to law enforcement officers - carrying a firearm is a requirement of the job" -
Rep Duncan Hunter (R-CA) issued this statement in a release:
"Agents Ramos and Compean were convicted based on the testimony of a known drug dealer that has since been convicted for running drugs across the border ... The fact that the drug dealer's criminal activity persisted even as he took the stand against these agents is reason enough to vacate these two convictions."