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State lawmakers urge President Obama to push for release of Marine jailed in Mexico

Posted August 1st, 2014 @ 8:20am

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Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, has sent a letter to President Obama urging him to demand the release of Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi. 

Tahmooressi has been in a Mexican jail since March 31st, when he claims he inadvertently crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with guns.

Assemblywoman Melendez circulated her letter to the entire California State Legislature.

Twenty additional lawmakers signed the letter, all of whom are Republican. 


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