Saturday, May 12, 2018
Photo courtesy of Alfredo Figueroa Figueroa stands next to the border wall in Friendship Park, located in the San Diego – Tijuana region. The mural behind him, titled “S.O.S. Deported Vets in Distress” was painted by Amos Gregory in 2013 and features names of veterans who been deported around the world. The upside-down flag is recognized among military personnel as a dire distress signal. Families that have been separated will meet in the park and communicate through the wall.
It is graduation season and here is another wonderful story of a new graduate.
Just south of the California border in Tijuana, a small building is a makeshift home to a small community of men, Mexican citizens who called the United States home but were deported even after serving time in the U.S. military.