Chances for many deported veterans to return is a long, hard process
Veterans for Peace is a global nonprofit organization that seeks justice for military veterans and pushes for peace, not war.
The organization’s newest branch, the “Deported Veterans Advocacy Project,” created the Unified U.S. Deported Veterans Resource Center in Tijuana, Mexico, to be the first line of help for military veterans that have been deported.
“There is no mystery as to why we’re here, that we’re strategically located at this point so that we can intercept veterans that are being deported,” Robert Vivar with the Unified U.S. Deported Veterans office told KSAT.
For the past several years, Vivar has been helping veterans get situated, assist them in getting their benefits and help them find ways to fight their immigration cases with the goal of being allowed back into the United States.