Latino USA: War Veteran Smokes Pot, Faces Deportation

Nov 16, 2015
2:11 PM

Latino USA‘s Julia Alsop reports the story of Yvono Rodriguez, a U.S. Marine veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who faced deportation when he was caught smoking marijuana to treat his posttraumatic stress disorder.

I would always question myself: Why me? Why not him? What — how am I better than these guys, I said, that passed away? And you start questioning, like, what did these guys die for? And, dude, it’s crazy that you can question this, and you’ll go crazy if you do. Because the answer’s not there.