11/11/2011 01:17 pm ET Updated Jan 11, 2012

Veteran's Day: Latino Veteran Deported

Immigrants have served in the United States armed forces since the Revolutionary War, and one veteran we spoke to noted that, being an immigrant sometimes makes things a little bit more complicated. Hector Barajas served with the 82nd Airborne as a paratrooper, but now lives in Mexico, where he was deported a few years ago after he was deported.

Barajas doesn't make excuses for the actions that led to his deportation, but working with the group Banished Veterans, he and other deported veterans lobby to try to find a way to come back home -- the U.S. He told NewsTaco his story.