In Mexico, Deported U.S. Veterans Honor Veterans Day

Congressional Democrats are meeting with U.S. veterans who have been deported to Mexico. Over 10,000 U.S. veterans have been deported from the United States.

Noncitizen veterans have to initiate and go through the usual citizenship process, but their path to citizenship is expedited. According to [Joaquin] Castro’s office, 10,644 non-citizens were serving in the U.S. military as of last January and another 11,524 non-citizens were in the Reserves. Most legal permanent residents in the military are from the Philippines, Mexico, Jamaica, South Korea and the Dominican Republic, Castro's office said.