Millions of Latinos were Deported under the Obama Administration
Soldiers, sailors, and marines served in the United States military even though they were not born in the country. If they obtained a green card, they were welcomed to enlist with open arms. Some of them entered the United States by crossing the border illegally and promised citizenship in exchange for their service.
Second-generation children from Latino families have difficulty assimilating into American culture. We can see it on the walls of highway bridges and freeway walls. They wave foreign flags to get here but prefer to stay in the United States and not go back.
Avoiding the gangster lifestyle and getting into trouble, patriotic Latinos enlist in the United States military. Regardless of true intent, it takes courage to willingly risk their lives on the front lines in wars like Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan. It takes grit to prove allegiance to the flag and they did it without blinking.
When their time in the service of their adopted country is up, a high percentage of Latinos continue their success. They take charge at family gatherings by saying a prayer and honoring the American flag without forfeiting their Latino heritage. The supposition is that the majority of Latinos that serve in the military lead constructive lives and raise unbroken families.
Today they get deported to Mexico after committing a crime like cashing checks without funds, shooting a firearm or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Many suffer from post-traumatic disorders. Since their deportation, the right to receive medical attention is lost. Serving in the military should count for something more than broken promises.
Yes, if a crime is committed, they should pay for it like everyone else. However, once all debts are paid back to society, the least we can do is honor our commitment to promised citizenship in exchange for their valiant service.
The US veterans deported and living in Tijuana
Mistakes should not define the rest of our lives. — Héctor Barajas Varela
Along the entire border, it is much harder to survive if they did not grow up on the border. Color doesn’t matter. Prejudice exists there too. They are competitors in a tight job market.
First Deported veteran Hector Barajas-Varela returns, becomes U.S. citizen
Barajas-Varela received a full pardon from Gov. Jerry Brown last year – 2017.
In his statement, Gov. Brown said Barajas “has shown that since his release from custody, he has lived an honest and upright life, exhibited good moral character and conducted himself as a law-abiding citizen.”
“My dream is to put my child through college and to see veterans come home,” said Barajas-Varela. “I have a chance to be a new person.”
President Trump, bring back the Veterans who fought bravely for America
President Trump, bring joy back in the hearts of millions of Latinos beginning with one swift executive order. You have done more for America, as an outsider, than all the clumsy politicians in the last fifty years. Shock the world by honoring the promises made but not kept by previously failed presidencies!
Put pressure on the Democrats to negotiate in good faith with you to solve escalating problems getting out of control in the western hemisphere.