Discharged and Deported: Exiled Veterans of America

Deported mother Yolanda Varona, from left, Norma Chavez-Peterson, executive director of the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial counties, deported U.S. Army veteran Hector Barajas-Varela, and San Diego County Board of Supervisors candidate Nathan Fletcher, react after receiving a letter from immigration officials granting Barajas-Varela a naturalization ceremony in Tijuana, Mexico, Thursday, March 29, 2018.

Lawyers for Barajas-Varela said the government informed them Thursday their client should attend a naturalization ceremony on April 13 in San Diego. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services confirmed the decision.