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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

MEDIA ADVISORY: Congressmen Castro, Gonzalez, Takano, and Grijalva Host Congressional Forum on Challenges Facing Deported Veterans

May 9, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Mark Takano (CA-41), and Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03) will host a congressional member forum on the challenges deported U.S. military veterans encounter at 11 a.m. EST today in 334 Cannon House Office Building.


Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20)

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15)

Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41)

Congressman Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03)

Spc. Hector Barajas, Formerly Deported Veteran, Founder and Director, Deported Veterans Support House

Sgt. Arnold Giammarco, Formerly Deported Veteran

Bardis Vakili, Senior Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union

Scott Cooper, Director of National Security Outreach, Vets for American Ideals

John Towles, Dep. Director National Legislative Service, Veterans of Foreign Wars


Congressional member forum on the challenges deported U.S. military veterans face and the actions Congress can take to address them.





334 Cannon House Office Building

27 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, D.C. 20003


Press interested in covering should please RSVP to Jamie Geller at

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