Deported Veterans in Rosarito, Mexico
(from San Diego CityBeat)

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Investigative/Enterprise


Credit: Jon Campbell

Credit: Jon Campbell

When I tell the receptionist at VFW headquarters why I’m calling, she isn’t sure she’s heard me correctly.

Deported veterans?” she says. 

“Yes, ma’am.” 

There’s a pause. “Huh.” 

Even at an organization like the VFW, even in a military town like San Diego, the news that former soldiers, sailors and marines are among the hundreds of thousands of immigrants deported every year can come as a surprise.

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