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    Immigrants Facing Deportation by U.S. Hospitals

    This is a 9 page story. I have posted the first one. Please go to this link for the full story. I will post the full story if anyone has problems getting to the story. Just let me know.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/us/03deport.html?_r=1

    JOLOMCÚ, Guatemala — High in the hills of Guatemala, shut inside the one-room house where he spends day and night on a twin bed beneath a seriously outdated calendar, Luis Alberto Jiménez has no idea of the legal battle that swirls around him in the lowlands of Florida.

    Shooing away flies and beaming at the tiny, toothless elderly mother who is his sole caregiver, Mr. Jiménez, a knit cap pulled tightly on his head, remains cheerily oblivious that he has come to represent the collision of two deeply flawed American systems, immigration and health care.

    Eight years ago, Mr. Jiménez, 35, an illegal immigrant working as a gardener in Stuart, Fla., suffered devastating injuries in a car crash with a drunken Floridian. A community hospital saved his life, twice, and, after failing to find a rehabilitation center willing to accept an uninsured patient, kept him as a ward for years at a cost of $1.5 million.

    What happened next set the stage for a continuing legal battle with nationwide repercussions: Mr. Jiménez was deported — not by the federal government but by the hospital, Martin Memorial. After winning a state court order that would later be declared invalid, Martin Memorial leased an air ambulance for $30,000 and “forcibly returned him to his home country,
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    If Mexico doesn't like it....then Mexico can foot the Bill...
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    Duplicate Post one of the earlier threads at http://www.alipac.us/ftopic-129826-0.html goes way back to Aug 08
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