Andrew Tahmooressi Released From Mexican Jail


On Friday, a federal judge in Mexico ruled former Marine Andrew Tahmooressi released so that he can be treated for post traumatic stress disorder related to his service in Afghanistan.

Tahmooressi was arrested March 31 at the United States – Mexico border on a weapons charge.  Somehow he ended up in the wrong lane headed to Mexico and only wanted to go home.

Since that time, a number of American lawmakers past and present have been working for Tahmooressi’s release including former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson, and Senator John McCain.  The House of Representatives returned from recess at one point to urge Mexico and the Obama Administration to release Tahmooressi as his entry to Mexico with weapons was not intentional.  Both governments refused to do so.

News that Tahmooressi was to be released was met with considerable joy from family and friends.

“It is with an overwhelming and humbling feeling of relief that we confirm that Andrew was released today after spending 214 days in Mexican jail,” his family said in a statement.

Arrested for being in the wrong lane.

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A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.