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Deported Veterans to Receive Support from County of San Diego

03/10/20

In December 2019, Supervisor Nathan Fletcher presented a proposal to the Board of Supervisors to install a County of San Diego Vet Connect station at The Bunker in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. The purpose: assist deported veterans complete paperwork and obtain information so they can obtain the federal benefits they are owed. The Board of Supervisors today voted to accept staff’s feasibility study, and authorized the project to proceed. Below is Supervisor Fletcher’s response to the Board’s action. 

“The respect and dignity our veterans deserve knows no borders. We are delivering care, compassion and vital services to deported veterans by installing a county funded veterans connection computer station in Tijuana, Mexico. With the Board’s action today, deported veterans soon have access to benefit counseling, housing assistance, Veterans Administration care, state veterans homes and employment opportunities -- services they are owed for defending our country.”  

Nathan Fletcher
Supervisor, District 4
County of San Diego