Thursday, March 29, 2018

After 14 Years, Deported U.S. Army Veteran Hector Barajas Varela Granted U.S. Citizenship

Barajas Varela founded the Deported Veterans Support House, which is an adocacy group that helped deported U.S. Veterans get their earned benefits and adjust to being return to their native country.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 29, 2018

Tijuana, Baja California, México - Deported U.S. Army Veteran Hector Barajas Varela, who founded the Deported Veterans Support House (DVSH) announced that after 14 years of struggling to become a U.S. Citizen and return to America, that he finally was granted citizenship on Thursday and will return to the U.S. to see his daughter when he takes the Citizenship ceremony oath at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in San Diego, CA on April 13th. Barajas Varela says that he will continue to work with the DVSH for one year and to advocate for Veteran Administration benefits for those deported Veterans that the U.S. government had failed to grant their earned benefits while being deported. The DVSH has also been instrumental along with the ACLU-CA, the Latham & Watkins lawfirm, Nathan Fletcher, James Erselius, Jennie Pasquarella, Norma CP, and Alor Calderon in helping him get his citizenship and several other deported Veterans to become U.S. Citizens as well. 
Barajas Varela thanked his supporters and everyone that made it possible for him to become a U.S. Citizen.

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