Deported veterans have been fighting for their right to come home for over 20 years now. There are self-organized groups that provide support for Deported Veterans, such as the Unified U.S. Deported Veterans-Resource Center "Playas Barracks" and the Deported Veterans Support House known as “the Bunker”. Organizations like these provide emotional and legal support to veterans that have been deported and help them settle into their new environment. Additionally, they provide support and resources to fight for their legal status, to come back to the United States.

The Bunker was formerly led by Hector Barajas who was a deported veteran himself and was pardoned after 13 years by the California Governor Jerry Brown. Essentially, without any laws put in place for the deported veterans being pardoned is the only legal way to go back to the United States.

The greatest irony, of course, is that all these veterans do have the final right to come back to the United States for their burial. The government will pay up to $300 for the transportation of the body and will give them a funeral with all honors and a folded flag. As it stands, that’s nearly the only way to come back home for those who have fought and put their lives on the line for the United States of America.