The mother of the U.S. Marine imprisoned in Mexico for bringing weapons across the border said she has heard nothing from the White House or the State Department, despite far exceeding the signature requirements on her "We the People" petition, which should entitle her to an official response.
Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi says he crossed the border accidentally. He has been imprisoned for over two months.
CNN's Chris Cuomo interviewed Tahmooressi's mother about her son's status, saying, "John Kerry told us on the show that they were helping. You circulated a petition that needed to get a certain number of signatures, you far exceeded it, like 123,000 people signed on, which means the executive should take notice of a situation. Have you heard anything from the president's office? Have you heard anything from the State Department?"
"I have not," Tahmooressi told him. "I did reach the 100,000 signature threshold, but that was May 30th, and I go on every morning, the first thing I do when I wake up, I go online. And I've not received a response yet on that WhiteHouse.gov petition site, so that is frustrating."
She then confirmed that she has also not heard from the State Department.
Tahmooressi visited her son Friday, which she called "bittersweet." He is suffering from PTSD, but "legitimate psychological care is denied in the Mexican prison system because they are not capable of providing that type of therapy."
Tahmooressi is hiring a third attorney to represent her son, and hopes they will be able to clear her son's charges.
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