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Immigration Law

Deported Veterans of America (Video)

"There are soldiers and marines that have served the United States even though they were not born in the country.  Some of them entered the US by crossing the border illegally, but after being promised citizenship in exchange for their service, they enlisted. Some of them have risked their lives on the front lines in wars like Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.  Today they find themselves deported to Mexico after having committed a crime, like cashing checks without funds, shooting a firearm or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  Many suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder after having served the United States on the ground and have, since their deportation, lost the right to receive medical attention.  We went to Tijuana to meet a group of veterans who have been expelled by the US government." - Powerful 17-minute video, July 3, 2014.