ÒDuring my time with the 82nd, I jumped out of a plane 200 times. Every chance that was given, I was one of the guys who volunteered to jump. I signed up to fight for the United States and I'd do it again today...if only the United States government would allow me to enter." Jose Cardenas, US Army, 11C, 3rd Battalion, 325 Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne, Deported Veteran
Jose Cardenas poses for a portrait on the balcony of his home in Playas, Mexico.
"If we are good enough to die for the United States and good enough to kill for the United States, then we are damn good enough to live in the United States!" Hector Lopez, US Army, 94B, AVCRAD, Fresno, CA, Deported Veteran #BringThemBack
Hector Lopez poses for a portrait next to Presa Rodriguez in Southeast Tijuana, Mexico.
"I started out as a combat engineer after I was transferred to the 78th in Grafenwoehr, Germany and then became the photographer and worked in the darkroom. I loved every minute of it. Now, whenever people see my photos, someone always says, ÒI look out of it.Ó I just don't care the same, ever since I was deported in 1998. I've been fighting for 20 years to re-enter the country I severed." Ruben Robles, US Army, 12B, 78th Engineer Battalion, Deported Veteran
Ruben Robles poses for a portrait on the boardwalk in Playas De Tijuana next to the US/Mexico boarder.