REQUEST A GOOD TALK WITH HECTOR BARAJAS-VARELA
Hector Barajas-Varela is an honorably discharged veteran of the US Army. Following a 3 and-a-half year sentence in California state prison, he was deported to Mexico. He lived in homeless encampments in Tijuana until he discovered that there were other veterans who had been abandoned by the U.S. government, and thus began the Deported Veterans’ Support House. Hector's personal story is featured in EXILED, and now, as one of the first deported veterans to be lucky enough to return as a U.S. citizen in 2018, he continues his advocacy for deported U.S. veterans worldwide.