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Mom of Marine Jailed in Mexico Wants Obama to Get Him Out

By Bill Hoffmann   |   Thursday, 05 Jun 2014 04:43 PM

The mother of the U.S. Marine imprisoned in Mexico on weapons charges wants President Barack Obama to negotiate the release of her son — just as he secured the freedom of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

"I have the evidence in front of me of his innocence … so I'd like to see President Obama with his law degree maybe perhaps go down to Mexico City, meet with President Enrique Nieto [and] go over the file,'' Jill Tahmooressi told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"Go ahead and look at his file and by this evening we could have Andrew home.''

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Andrew Tahmooressi was headed to dinner in San Ysidro, Calif., on March 31, when he mistakenly wound up at a border-crossing point in Tijuana.

According to Jill Tahmooressi, Mexican authorities found three legally owned guns in his truck.

"Obviously evidence speaks for itself, including the 911 tape where Andrew states that he accidentally crossed the border, and he's afraid for his life,'' his mother told Steve Malzberg. "He's mostly afraid that the Mexicans are trying to take his guns.''

Jill Tahmooressi said her heart went out to the parents of Bergdahl, when they attended a Rose Garden ceremony in which the announcement of his release was made by Obama. The United States secretly negotiated the trade of Bergdahl for five high-ranking Taliban leaders being detained at Guantanamo Bay.

"I felt for the family because I have a son who's in captivity … I was happy for the family that they have their son back. I’m sure that Bergdahl’s family is very appreciative to the fellow troops and soldiers that served with him who went out trying to find him,'' she said.

"I know we can't compare because Andrew's not a prisoner of war, though I will tell you he has been treated like a prisoner of war.

"Though we are not at war with Mexico, he certainly has been treated like one, but I would certainly hope that the president would give my son as much consideration and help me as a mother get my son back from captivity.''

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