We Deport Veterans

For decades, we’ve deported military veterans—legal residents of the United States—while dangling citizenship before them

Robert Stribley
13 min readJan 8, 2019

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The Deported Veterans Mural on the fence at the Tijuana/U.S. border. Photos: Robert Stribley, except where noted

This is the tale of two Hectors. Two U.S. military vets. Both lived in the United States for many years as immigrants from a young age. Both were deported. One made it back. One hasn’t.

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Robert Stribley

Writer. Photographer. UXer. Creative Director. Interests: immigration, privacy, human rights, design. UX: Technique. Teach: SVA. Aussie/American. He/him.