Once veterans are deported to their country of origin it is significantly harder for them to access the VA benefits, impossible to get any medical treatment under VA, they are left to their own devices in often unfamiliar surroundings. In many instances they are ostracized by the x communities they end up in and are treated as outsiders.

Common issues include not being able to find housing, acquire basic living necessities, inability to socialize in a new environment and not having access to medical care. Drug cartels keep track of deported veterans and reportedly recruit them to train their soldiers. The language of violence and terror is prevalent in places where these veterans end up and the cartels easily take advantage.