Deported Army Vet Hector Barajas to be Sworn In as U.S. Citizen Press Conference to Follow Private Swearing In Ceremony
MEDIA ADVISORY April 11, 2018
Edward Sifuentes, ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties [email protected]
Heidi Martinez, Honorably Discharged, Dishonorably Deported Coalition [email protected]
David Colker, ACLU SoCal Communications & Media Advocacy [email protected]
213-977-5252, 626-755-4129 (cell)
Hector Barajas, Deported Veteran Support House [email protected]
Deported Army Vet Hector Barajas to be Sworn In as U.S. Citizen Press Conference to Follow Private Swearing-In Ceremony
SAN DIEGO — Hector Barajas, the founder and director of the Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana, will be sworn in as a United States citizen on Friday, April 13. He is the first known deported veteran to be naturalized as a U.S. citizen due to his honorable wartime service. He has been living in Mexico the last eight years.
What: Immediately following the swearing in, which will be private, Hector Barajas will be greeted by friends and supporters, and he will be the featured speaker at a press conference.
When: Friday, April 13, at about 10:30 am (depending on possible delays in processing).
Where: Outside USCIS Field Office 1325 Front St, San Diego, CA 92101.
Who: Hector Barajas and members of the Barajas family. Also James A. Erselius, from Latham & Watkins, who represented Mr. Barajas pro bono with the ACLU; Congressman Mark Takano; Norma Chavez-Peterson, Executive Director of the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties; and Nathan Fletcher, chair of the Honorably Discharged, Dishonorably Deported Coalition.