Rep. Gonzalez: Too many veterans are being deported

By Steve Taylor   members of Congress to co-author legislation to help veterans who have been deported. The McAllen Democrat says he believes more than 1,400 veterans have been deported for minor infringements in recent years, mostly to Mexico and Central American countries. “I am looking for a Republican colleague to join me in this effort. It is the most American thing to do. To take of our veterans who fought for us. Many were highly decorated veterans that were in Afghanistan and Iraq. Many of them came hope with high levels of PTSD. We didn’t offer them the mental healthcare they needed to transition them back into society,” Gonzalez said. Continue reading

The deported veterans of America

 Nuno Tiago Pinto e Alexandre Azevedo   PORTUGAL MUNDO DINHEIRO VIDA CIÊNCIA & SAÚDE OPINIÃO DESPORTO SOCIAL  VÍDEO ESPECIAL OCEANOS Previous Príncipe Carlos chorou na véspera do casamento com Diana Vai a Roma, vê o Papa e tira-lhe o chapéu Kate Winslet era apelidada de 'banha' na escola Vende-se ouriços-do-mar Suspeito de apoiar Estado Islâmico extraditado para Portugal Carlos Costa: É muito fácil destruir BdP com "fugas de informação selectiva" Envelope suspeito não tem substâncias tóxicas Quem são as vítimas do atentado de Londres? Saiba qual a atracção turística mais popular em cada país Príncipe Carlos chorou na véspera do casamento com Diana Vai a Roma, vê o Papa e tira-lhe o chapéu Kate Winslet era apelidada de 'banha' na escola Vende-se ouriços-do-mar Suspeito de apoiar Estado Islâmico extraditado para Portugal Carlos Costa: É muito fácil destruir BdP com "fugas de informação selectiva" Envelope suspeito não tem substâncias tóxicas Quem são as vítimas do atentado de Londres? Next SPECIAL REPORT The deported veterans of America 09.03.2017 12:30 por Nuno Tiago Pinto e Alexandre Azevedo em Tijuana, México0 They fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. After being honorably discharged they found out that they were not citizens as they thought they were: they were convicted of aggravated felonies and were deported. Now they struggle to come back alive    0     Foto: Alexandre Azevedo It's been 16 years since Hector Barajas left the American military. Even so, the act of wearing the blue uniform and putting on the bordeaux beret of the paratroopers continues to be, for him, a ritual. A methodical sequence of gestures so often repeated. He begins by carefully aligning the badge with his last name before attaching it to the right side of the coat lapel. He does the same with the armed forces insignias, which he places on the shoulders. He proceeds with the medals earned during his seven years of active service: four in the army, three in paratroopers. He places them on the left side and gives them a last once-over with a soft cloth to make sure they are shiny and unmarked, while hanging on the left side of his chest. When everything is ready, he straightens the tie and removes the coat - which bears the marks of time - from the hanger ina recess in the wall. "I love the United States, I'm proud to wear this uniform," he says to SÁBADO while dressing it carefully.  Continue reading