Skip to comments.US hospitals send hundreds of immigrants back home ("medical repatriation")
Posted on 04/23/2013 3:15:35 AM PDT by markomalley
Days after they were badly hurt in a car accident, Jacinto Cruz and Jose Rodriguez-Saldana lay unconscious in an Iowa hospital while the American health care system weighed what to do with the two immigrants from Mexico.
The men had health insurance from jobs at one of the nation's largest pork producers. But neither had legal permission to live in the U.S., nor was it clear whether their insurance would pay for the long-term rehabilitation they needed.
So Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines took matters into its own hands: After consulting with the patients' families, it quietly loaded the two comatose men onto a private jet that flew them back to Mexico, effectively deporting them without consulting any court or federal agency.
When the men awoke, they were more than 1,800 miles away in a hospital in Veracruz, on the Mexican Gulf Coast.
Hundreds of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally have taken similar journeys through a little-known removal system run not by the federal government trying to enforce laws but by hospitals seeking to curb high costs. A recent report compiled by immigrant advocacy groups made a rare attempt to determine how many people are sent home, concluding that at least 600 immigrants were removed over a five-year period, though there were likely many more.
In interviews with immigrants, their families, attorneys and advocates, The Associated Press reviewed the obscure process known formally as "medical repatriation," which allows hospitals to put patients on chartered international flights, often while they are still unconscious. Hospitals typically pay for the flights.
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Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old Chechen terrorist killed Friday morning in a wild shootout with Boston police, was a legal US resident. He could have been sent back to his homeland after a 2009 domestic violence conviction (wasn't his wife--the bum hit his grlfriend).
BUT thanks to Obamas sucking up to ethnic solidarity terrorism, the prez sap-happily decreed that "deportations" are limited only to foreigners who committed serious crimes----Obama allowed the bomber to stay and do his dirty work.
The second bro/bomberDzhokhar Tsarnaev--now in a Boston hospital---was granted "asylum" in 2002.
After the murder of the MIT police officer, which occurred after the marathn bombings, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rode in a carjacked auto. The murderous two then casually stopped at an ATM to withdraw cash.
The Chechneyan brothers did not seem to be "needy"----they were well-fed, attired in fashionable clothing---had cash in the bank---- and time and money to purchase components and make bombs. Traveled to Russia---(and elsewhere?) All without any visible means of support---like jobs.
There's a zillion ways the Chechneyan bombers were being financed by unsuspecting Bostonians.... and other Americans.
You can be sure the Brothers Tsarnaev knew the gravy train routine.....probaly bought fake ID's to establish multiple identites.
Claiming "asylum from Russian persecution" gets tham a wealth of tax-paid freebies---no questions asked----a policy dating back to WW 11. There's housing subsidies, instant welfare, food stamps, UI, EITC, SSI, education payments, free medical care.....and so on and so forth, ad infinitum, a narseaum.
first I heard too
I have some serious doubts
Unless they get them to sign a form saying its OK, while they are drugged maybe.
I guess an X will do?
Why should they consult a court or federal agency? Did these illegals do any consulting before they entered America?
Hundreds of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally have taken similar journeys through a little-known removal system run not by the federal government trying to enforce laws but by hospitals seeking to curb high costs.
The stupid Ass. Press writes this as if this was a bad thing.
So what is the problem?
” First I heard of this one. is this true?
Sounds too good to be true. “
I know about this, but rumor has it, it is rarely used.
” Claiming “asylum from Russian persecution” gets tham a wealth of tax-paid freebies-—no questions asked——a policy dating back to WW 11. There’s housing subsidies, instant welfare, food stamps, UI, EITC, SSI, education payments, free medical care.....and so on and so forth, ad infinitum, a narseaum. “
Thanks for the info, Liz.
Good for them
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