Victims' Rights Caucus



    Mr. Speaker, Christmas will be here in less than 1 week. Most of us will be with people that are very important to us.

   But not so for Border Agents Ramos and Compean who are locked up tonight for protecting the Texas-Mexico border from smugglers, especially an admitted drug smuggler. These agents are in prison for their failure to fill out proper paperwork after shooting this drug smuggler bringing in $1 million worth of dope to the United States.

   The U.S. Attorneys Office made a backroom deal with the drug smuggler for his testimony, and even the U.S. Attorneys Office admits that he told some lies. Be that as it may, our government was on the wrong side of the border war in this case.

   The border agents should be freed by Christmas and put the drug dealer in jail. So there will not be justice this Christmas for our border agents because the U.S. Attorneys Office is obviously the grinch who stole Christmas from our border agents.

   And that's just the way it is.