For Planning Purposes Only
For Immediate Release:
April 12, 2018
Deported U.S. Military Veteran and Immigration Activist
Hector Barajas, “Welcome Home” Event
Hector Barajas, U.S. veteran and immigration activist deported to Mexico where he has lived separated from his family for ten years, is coming home to Los Angeles. Hector will be reunited with his family this Saturday in Compton, California. Hector now returns to the U.S. as a citizen.
Hector proudly served in the U.S. Army and had green card status. In 2002, he was deported to Mexico separating him from him family. Gov. Brown, Rep. Barragán and colleagues in Congress, and civil rights advocates helped secure Hector’s return and naturalization process.
While in Mexico, Hector created a safe house called “the Bunker” for other displaced U.S. veterans to receive health care, PTSD counseling and other services. Hector became a vocal advocate for ending discriminatory immigration practices towards those who honorably served their country.
Hector and his family will be able for interviews.
WHO: Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán, Hector Barajas, ACLU, etc.
WHERE: Barajas Family Home at 814 N. Tajauta Ave., Compton, CA
WHEN: 10:00AM Saturday, April 14, 2018
GREAT PHOTO OPPORTUNITY, CAMERA PLACEMENTS & 1-1 INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE
Contact for Rep. Barragán: