On July 08, 2016, Deported Veterans will turn themselves into the nearest United States entry point We will be communicating the return of the Deported Veterans to Congress and the President to demand that they repatriate Deported Veterans & end the Deportations. We will be asking that the VA help facilitate the use of Benefits of Deported Veterans in the U.S.
We will be organizing for each deported veteran to have their own attorney & case file. We will be asking each deported veteran to reach out to their congressmen in order to receive support for their return home.
Because of the impact that we want this to have, we will be looking for organizations who want to participate in this event with us. We are looking for anybody who wants to support the cause.
We must be prepared for everything. This will include having points of argument for or case to return to the United States. The list of injustices includes: separation from families, economic and emotional hardships, dedication to the United States being neglected, the fact that vets are only allowed to go home when their dead (highlights of vets that died due to lack of med care), Vets being targeted for recruitment to criminal organizations, the lack of treatment for PTSD (Tamarosie Case).
Veterans wishing to participate in this event need their DD214, a letter to their congressman, a letter of support (family, individuals they served with), Bio with any extenuating circumstances, proof of the loss of Veterans Benefits (if any), and proof of denial of citizenship (if any).
PRESS RELEASE JULY 8TH 2016
DEPORTED U.S. VETERANS TURN IN JULY 8TH 2016 HUMANITARIAN PAROLE ACTION
EVENTS ORGANIZED IN TIJUANA, MX, SAN DIEGO & NATION’S CAPITAL
On Friday July 8th 2016, A group of Deported Veterans of the US military, their supporters, families and communities will ask for Humanitarian / Medical Parole into the United States at the San Ysidro entry point. Also calling on President Obama to end the policy of deporting veterans who have served the country faithfully. Deported veterans living in Mexico will join veterans groups and Latino communities in Tijuana, Mx , San Diego , Washington DC,
Calling for the INA to recognize Non-Citizen Veterans to be recognized as U.S Nationals (retroactively)
Since 1996, the United States Government has deported thousands veterans who, as legalized citizens, joined the United States Armed Forces and served proudly in wars such as Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan in both combat and peacetime. They have been and currently are being deported to 25 plus countries around the world that they or their families immigrated from. Of those that there has been contact with, all had legal residency status, Veterans Administration (VA) Benefits as well as strong ties to the United States through family members and their own lives and service.
Hector Barajas, who is currently Director of the Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana, Mexico. “If President Obama really wants to honor veterans, he will also honor our service by stopping the deportation & repatriation of loyal members of the military and people who risked their lives for this country. President Obama can remedy this situation by issuing an executive order ending the practice of deporting veterans, something that has bipartisan support.”
WHO: Deported Veterans, Veterans groups, Latinos and other communities from across the country
WHAT: Deported Veterans asking for Humanitarian / Medical Parole
WHEN: Friday July 8th 2016, 2PM is the turn in (see below for times and locations of different events)
WHEN: Pre press conference July 7th Noon At the “Bunker” DVSH for Interviews (Veterans Can be Interviewed)
WHY: The July Turn In is a strategic response to the listed injustices or complications that are a result of deportation.
● Family Separation
● Economic Hardships
● Emotional and Psychological Stressors
● Dedication to the U.S. being neglected
● Lack of Proper Medical Care (Sometimes resulting in deaths: Jose Solorio USMC , Gonzalo Chaidez U.S Army
● Lack of Treatment for PTSD.
● Veterans being targeted for recruitment to criminal organizations Jeremy Slack
● PTSD being the cause of criminal convictions , addiction, suicides
Location: Garita San Ysidro
Spc Hector Barajas 82nd abn
664-522-8745 Mex. 664-393-1936
Robert Vivar 664 807 9008 firstname.lastname@example.org
Yolanda Varona 664 130 6144 email@example.com
Location: San Diego U.S Border
Oscar Munoz 619-646-3422
Cesar Medrano 626-236-2374 firstname.lastname@example.org
Francisco Barragan 714-605-2544 leave a text email@example.com
Willie Hager 904 465 3250, VFPJax@mail.com
Jan A Ruhman 858-361-6273 firstname.lastname@example.org
George Johnson 650-207-6073 email@example.com