Deported Veterans Support House, a group based in Tijuana, Mexico, has been working with Washington lawmakers to change legislation so that hundreds of deported veterans across the world might legally return to the U.S.
Alfredo Varon is a 56-year-old veteran of the U.S. Army. He served as a specialist 4 assigned to NATO in Europe for six years, before starting his own business in New Jersey. But in 1998, the Colombian immigrant’s American dream came crashing down when a 10-year-old conviction for a $300 check got him deported.
Hector Barajas Varela, a 37-year-old military veteran who is leading the crusade for deported veterans, said there are hundreds of vets who want to return to the country they once proudly served. He founded Deported Veterans Support House.
They served in the U.S. military yet they were not only deported from the country they served but they also don’t receive any medical benefits.