Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown Pardons Three Deported Veterans

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In an unprecedented move, California Gov. Jerry Brown has pardoned three U.S. veterans who were deported after committing crimes once they returned to civilian life.

One of them is Héctor Barajas, founder of the Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana. Barajas was at the Deported Veterans Support House when he heard the news this weekend.

“Honestly, I started crying,” Barajas told La Opinión by phone. 

Brown's office said in a press release that everyone he pardoned had served their sentence, been rehabilitated, demonstrated exemplary behavior and "lived a productive life."

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