By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
November 7, 2016
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico - On Monday, Hector Barajas, the Director and Founder of the Deported Veterans Support House (DVSH) in Tijuana announced that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has granted an interview for his U.S. Citizenship for November 18 at the U.S. border crossing. Barajas, himself is a deported U.S. Army Veteran and had applied for U.S. Citizenship, but the USCIS failed to approve Barajas for a Visa, so he could attend an appointment about several months ago at a federal building for his citizenship evaluation in the U.S. That USCIS appointment had to be rescheduled.
Barajas could very well become the second deported U.S. Veteran to gain citizenship.
In April, Daniel Torres, a deported U.S. Marine Veteran became the first to be granted U.S. Citizenship after being deported for more than five years with the help of the DVSH and ACLU-CA.
Just last week, Andres de León, 72, a deported U.S. Army Veteran who served in Vietnam finally received his VA pension. De León became the first deported Veteran to receive a VA pension. He was surviving with a $30.00 per month donation from family and with the support of the DVSH.