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Deported veteran returns home

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(KVOA) -- After being deported to Mexico more than a decade ago, a U.S. veteran and immigration activist has been reunited with his family in California.

Barajas served in the U.S. military and had green card status, but was deported in 2002.

While in Mexico, he created a safe house called "The Bunker" for other displaced U.S. veterans needing healthcare, PTSD counseling and other services.

Congresswoman Nanette Barragan and California Governor Jerry Brown helped secure Barajas' return as a U.S. citizen.

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