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Deported veterans in Tijuana and elsewhere seek better access to their U.S. benefits

By in Press Enterprise on November 11, 2017

By Alejandra Molina

  • Hector Barajas, 40, originally from Compton, is a deported veteran of the U.S. Army, and he runs the Deported Veterans Support House, commonly known as “the bunker,” in Tijuana, Mexico on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Barajas is trying to get more health care for veterans in Tijuana. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Hector Barajas, 40, a deported veteran of the U.S. Army, sweets up inside the Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana, Mexico on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Barajas, who founded the center, is trying to get more health care for veterans in Tijuana. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

    Hector Barajas, 40, a deported veteran of the U.S. Army, sweets up inside the Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana, Mexico on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Barajas, who founded the center, is trying to get more health care for veterans in Tijuana. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Hector Barajas, 40, a deported veteran of the U.S. Army, polishes his military boots at the Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana, Mexico on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Barajas, who founded the center, is trying to get more health care for veterans in Tijuana. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

    Hector Barajas, 40, a deported veteran of the U.S. Army, polishes his military boots at the Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana, Mexico on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Barajas, who founded the center, is trying to get more health care for veterans in Tijuana. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

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