31 Mar '18, 11am

'I’m going home': Deported veteran Hector Barajas-Varela to become a U.S. citizen https://t.co/gL9gw3LLuR

All dressed up in his U.S. military uniform and accompanied by his supporters, Hector Barajas-Varela received a life-changing announcement: April 13th will mark his naturalization ceremony in San Diego. The Mexico-born veteran waged a 10 year-long fight to return to the United States, where he lived since he was seven years old. “This is great! I’m going home, Ma!” said Barajas-Varela according to attorneys from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), who released the statement announcing the decision. Hector Barajas-Varela, a deported U.S. Army veteran, gets ready before his attorneys arrival to deliver him an announcement regarding his American citizenship in Tijuana, Mexico. Joel Angel Juarez / AP "Finally, after years of fighting for the rights of deported veterans to return to the U.S., Hector will be able to return home as an American citizen," said Jennie Pasquar...

Full article: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/i-m-going-home-deport...

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