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14 Years After Deportation, Veteran Returns to U.S.

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by Issac Saul

Hector Barajas-Varela is finally coming home. 14 years after he was deported, the Mexican immigrant and U.S. Army veteran was granted U.S. Citizenship.On April 13, he’ll head to San Diego, California for a naturalization ceremony to make it official.

“I look forward to opening my G.I. Bill so I can get my education,”  Barajas-Varela told A Plus. “I only have a high school education and want to make sure my daughter is taken care off… it made me extremely happy. I’m finally going to return to my family.”

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