Monday, March 10, 2014

Valenzuela Brothers, Two Colorado Military Veteran War Heroes Fighting To End Deportation Of U.S. Veterans

Valente Valenzuela and Jesus Manuel Valenzuela-Rodríguez

The Valenzuela brothers have succeeded into making their plight of deported Veterans a national issued that President Obama, his administration, his successor and the Congress can no longer ignore.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 10, 2014

Colorado Springs, Colorado - Two U.S. War Veteran Heroes, Jesus Manuel Valenzuela-Rodríguez, 59, a retired U.S. Marine Veteran and Valente Valenzuela, 62, a retired U.S. Army Veteran from Colorado who themselves were on the verge of being deported have launched a national debated over war Veteran Heroes and Patriots who have become victims of a failed U.S. Immigration system that deports Veterans whether legal residents after committing minor offenses and minor felonies. In January, both Valenzuela brothers visited the U.S. Deported Veterans Support House located in El Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico and met with two deported Veterans, Hector Barajas and Fabian Rebolledo, who established the first safehouse in Mexico that serves as a model support group for displaced and deported Veterans to Mexico.
The Valenzuela brothers have been fighting for Veterans rights, including an end to deport U.S. Veterans and to bring back the deported Veterans cheated of their Veteran health benefits. Only upon death, the bodies of deported Veterans can be brought back to be buried in the U.S. Shame on President Obama, his administration and Pentagon, including the Veterans Administration, some of the deported Veterans have claimed.
The Valenzuelas who have become advocates for deported Veterans had faced the threat of deportation themselves for misdemeanor crimes, but were granted a stay in the U.S., until their immigration case gets resolved. Their deportation case has been stalled and no further proceedings are scheduled for the Valenzuelas.
The Valenzuelas were born in Mexico to a U.S. Citizen mother from New Mexico. Their father was a Mexican national, but later legalized and became a U.S. Citizen. By birth right to a U.S. Citizen in another country, their children born in foreign country become automatically U.S. Citizens, according to federal law.
In 2011, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) figures confirmed that at least 3,000 War Veterans were in process of being deported to their native countries.
On October 13, 2012, a group of U.S. Deported Veterans led by Army Veteran Hector Barajas opened the first U.S. Deported Veterans Support House (Safehouse) in El Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico to help other deported Veterans from the U.S. ajust to being dislocated and facing removal trauma caused by DHS and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement when separating families.

Deported Veterans Support House video

Donate link to the Deported Veterans Support House Project

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