Deported/ Unconscious


Under the little-known, euphemistically named practice of "medical repatriation," an estimated 600 immigrants lacking papers have been deported as (often unconscious) patients by hospitals seeking to avoid the costs of their care - thus, in one case, taking comatose accident victims from their hospital beds in Iowa and flying them to Mexico, where they woke up. All more or less legal thanks to a regulatory "black hole." From a study by the Center for Social Justice and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.

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