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A look at immigrant patients deported by hospitals
San Francisco Chronicle

Over the last five years, American hospitals have sent at least 600 immigrants who were in the U.S. illegally back to their home countries to avoid paying for long-term care after serious illness or injury. The Center for Social Justice at Seton Hall University has documented “medical repatriation” cases in 15 states involving patients from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Lithuania, Mexico, the Philippines and South Korea.