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Deported US veterans ask for second chance to come home | NBC Left Field

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Deported US veterans ask for second chance to come home | NBC Left Field
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They are US veterans. But they also are foreign citizens. And the US deported them.

In the US military, 3% are foreign-born and 75,000 are not US citizens. Many US veterans suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse.

But for US veterans who are foreign citizens, getting into trouble with the law for crimes related to their PTSD leads to a "double punishment": they don't just serve a prison sentence, they then get deported from the country.

This Left Field episode follows US veterans who were deported to Mexico. "My heart and my mind [are] in the US, you know?" says a veteran in the video. Click on the player above to listen to their full story.

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