Walter Mencken 6:15 p.m., Feb. 28
Home sheltering deported U.S. veterans opened in Baja
On October 13th, the first home to shelter Mexicans deported from the United States who served in the U.S. military opened in Rosarito. Fox News Latino reported today, October 24th that numerous Mexicana have served in the U.S. military thinking they would be given citizenship but ended up deported.
The home, which is named the Deported Veterans Support House (DVSH), is the first of such kind. Fox News Latino reported that the house is currently offering food, shelter, and internet access for the dozen or so veterans currently living there.
One of the house occupants, Fabian Rebolledo, claims that 12,000 or more veterans have been deported back to the countries they were born in.
The home is located at 614 Jorge Estonol, Colonia Reforma, Rosarito Beach, Baja California. The group is looking for donations of any kind to help the former soldiers. Hector Barajas, the founder of the home, can be contacted at Banishedveteran@yahoo.com or at 626-569-5491.
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