Oct 29, 2012

US Veterans in Limbo After Being Deported to Mexico

Fox News Latino: Two U.S. military veterans born in Mexico, but deported after committing crimes, say they feel deceived because they thought serving would lead to automatic citizenship.

Hector Barajas, 35, was a U.S. Army paratrooper from 1995-2001, but a run-in with the law in 2004 led to jail time and deportation.

He found himself back in Mexico with no friends or family and no way to claim his veterans benefits.

In pursuit of solutions for himself and others in the same situation, Barajas established the Deported Veterans Support Home in Rosarito, a beachfront suburb of Tijuana.

The house offers food, shelter and Internet/telephone access for the dozen or so deported veterans now living here.  Read more. 

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