Jose Martinez, a former Marine and Vietnam war veteran, holds a framed portrait of himself taken during his Marine boot camp outside of his mobile phone store in Nuevo Progreso, Mexico, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Photo: American-Statesman Staff
Photo: American-Statesman Staff

Deported veterans optimistic after Texas lawmaker’s dinner with Trump

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“We’re very, very hopeful that things are moving forward,” said Hector Barajas, a deported veteran who runs the Tijuana-based Deported Veterans Support House, which serves as the nerve center of the effort to organize deported veterans. “We’re excited. I think it’s definitely a start that the administration is having this conversation.”

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