Andy Ramirez, A Biography
Andy Ramirez launched The Andy Ramirez Show in 2015, which is his revamped Andy Ramirez Report. He's gone from the V-Logs to podcasting. This experience comes from his extensive media appearances as a certified expert on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, and training that goes back to broadcast communication courses during his college years.
Andy has appeared on national news programs including Lou Dobbs, FNC's Fox & Friends, Neil Cavuto, Megyn Kelly, and Hannity & Colmes. He has also been a featured guest on syndicated programs such as Michael Reagan, G. Gordon Liddy, Laura Ingraham, as well as local tv news channels and TalkRadio shows in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Des Moines, Detroit, El Paso, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Raleigh, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis, Tampa, and Washington, DC.
Andy is a principle Co-Founder and President/C.E.O. of the Conservative Hispanics of America or CHOA, which was established as a voice of Conservative Americans of Hispanic Ancestry. This was a direct response to how Hispanics are being portrayed as Pro-Amnesty, Pro-Illegal Aliens, Pro-Open Borders, and everything else represented by many in the media and holding elective office.
Andy is also the founder and president of the 501c3 non-profit Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council, which he founded in 2008 as a follow-up to his original non-profit organization Friends of the Border Patrol. FOBP was initially created to support the Border Patrol and their agents, while improving the quality of life for border residents. As FOBP's role expanded over the years to include all law enforcement officers, LEOAC became the next evolution in law enforcement advocacy.
Andy continues to focus on improving national security at and between the ports of entry as well as along our coastlines, including Puerto Rico. The media has extensively reported Andy's discoveries of border corruption, security compromises, and inaccurate information by DHS, as well as the trumping up of charges against officers doing their jobs including whistleblowers. His field investigations have led to him testifying before Congressional Committees as an expert witness addressing such topics as Border Security including "Border Vulnerabilities and International Terrorism"; Border Patrol: Manpower, Infrastructure, and Technology; US-Mexico Relations; as well as providing briefings to key House leaders in Washington, DC. He is also certified with the U.S. Federal Courts as a legal expert on the Department of Homeland Security, and has testified before both Houses of the California State Legislature.
For his work exposing the DHS/DOJ War on Law Enforcement, Andy became known as the "Defender of Border Patrol Agents", though this evolved to include all law enforcement officers for his championing the defense of numerous officers that are unjustly prosecuted, terminated, and persecuted for doing their jobs, expecially whistleblowers. Issues discovered included suppression of evidence, abuse of power, suborning of perjury, ignoring Supreme Court rulings, illegal criminal alien violaters who broke laws and were protected by DOJ/DHS during prosecutions of agents/officers. Some of the cases include Customs Officers Rhodes, and Israel, as well as Border Patrol Agents Compean, Ramos, and Sipe, with many others Andy has assisted behind the scenes. Andy has become an expert on criminal and administrative cases where agencies trump up charges against officers to cover their own incompetence, as well as whistleblowers, and victims of various forms of abuse.
Andy represented TheLEOAC at the DC March for Jobs in July 2013. The event began at Freedom Plaza near the White House, marched up Pennsylvania Avenue, and concluded with a rally at Upper Senate Park adjacent to the U.S. Capitol Bldg in Washington, DC. Among the goals of this event was to rally against amnesty for illegal aliens considering the passage of S-744 by the US Senate, versions of which are considered in the House of Representatives. Given the extreme heat and humidity of the event, Andy was very humbled to participate as a guest VIP and speaker addressing law enforcement aspects being addressed by the Congress, some aspects of that trip were in a story I wrote published by The New American Magazine.
Due to his accomplished work, Andy joined the Liberty News Network, absorbed in 2014 by The New American Magazine, as a National Correspondent in October 2010. Note: Visit theNewAmerican.com for Andy's continuing news reports as they are published or aired.
Andy authored a comprehensive report titled "Unjustifiable & Impeachable, The FOBP Report on DHS, DOJ, and the Courts", which was released on Veterans Day, 2008. It is the follow-up to the previously issued reports by FOBP addressing the the War on Law Enforcement and the 2008 National Conference. It is the culmination of five years of active field investigations.
The January 2009 Presidential Commutation and prison release of former Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean would not have happened without Andy's spearheading a national movement after formally beginning an investigation of their case in March 2006 merely two weeks after their trial concluded with both having been convicted in El Paso, TX. That case was confined to El Paso and unknown outside until Andy began investigating this "miscarriage of Justice". When Andy consulted with trusted friends and advisors everyone was unanimous in suggesting Andy not take on the case due to the type of charges that led to the conviction. Andy spoke with reporters and legislative contacts from around the nation who all ignored the case until August 2006 when the Daily Bulletin (Ontario, CA) published a story, which was then covered by CNN’s Lou Dobbs. Once the the story was finally able to reach the rest of America others saw what I knew for months, justice had not prevailed and something smelled very wrong. A prosecution is not supposed to raise questions, but this one and others did.
Though others have received the credit, Andy personally spearheaded the nationwide drive after having pledged the following goals on the case: new appellate counsels, financial relief, Congressional hearings, media coverage outside El Paso, and popular American support, all of which were met. In fact, Andy utilized his appearances as an expert witness on border security before Congressional Committees to testify about Ramos and Compean’s case.
Prior to his national security work, Andy worked to eliminate expenses for Multiple Sclerosis patients' costly medications, while reassessing qualifications for disability and coverage for the disabled. In 2001, ANDY helped cut red tape for expensive medications, and as a result, MS Patients in L.A. County now have access to their essential medications without having to wait for state patient benefit coverage approval or denial. ANDY himself was diagnosed with MS in 1990, and forced to retire from semi-pro ice hockey, where he was a goalie.
Andy Ramirez was the Democrat Nominee for CA State Assembly, 60th District in 1994 and 1995, feuding with Speaker Willie Brown before re-registering after the election. ANDY built an excellent record as a leader for political accountability, less government, perk reduction, budget reforms, and preservation of the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Over the Millennium Decade, Andy Ramirez has testified before the California Legislature on many types of legislation though in recent years primarily working to defeat Sen. Gil Cedillo's driver's license for illegal aliens bills (SB-1160, AB-2895, and SB-60). In 2005, Andy was part of a delegation that successfully lobbied Governor Schwarzenegger, which resulted in his vetoing 2005's SB-60, and assisted California border residents with wrong-way drivers.
Andy remains dedicated to reforming the California Legislature, State Budget Process, and bringing accountability to California Politics. In late-1997, Andy authored the ballot measure, The California Public Accountability (or CALPAC) Initiative. This measure was the initiative version of "The California Legislative Reform Act of 1996", introduced as SCA 31 in the Senate by then Senator Ray Haynes. These measures sought to make CA's State Government accountable to taxpayers and would have saved millions of dollars annually.
Athletics were a key part of Andy's teenage years having participated in numerous sports including earning High School Varsity letters in Track as well as Football. He was also selected to a few baseball all-star teams as a first baseman. However, his biggest accolades were in music having played Tuba (primarily) and Sax (picked up late in high school). During Andy's Senior High School Year, the marching band was named the California Class "A" State Champion Field Tournament Band for 1985-86 marching season.
Andy attended Cal Poly Pomona, and Mt. San Antonio College, where he studied psychology, political science, and minored in broadcast communications. However, his degree comes from the school of hard knocks after 26+ years of battling the debilitating disease Multiple Sclerosis.
Andy Ramirez, a proud father of two children, resides in California, and has founded two successful 501c3 non-profit organizations.
Visit AndyRamirez.com to learn more about Andy, and visit AdvocatesCouncil.us for more the Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council.
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