Undocumented patient at UTMB spared f...

Undocumented patient at UTMB spared from trip back home

There are 102 comments on the www.chron.com story from Dec 24, 2011, titled Undocumented patient at UTMB spared from trip back home. In it, www.chron.com reports that:

Two months ago Francisco Martinez feared the University of Texas Medical Branch would ship him back to Mexico with a broken back and an uncertain fate because he is undocumented.

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Really

Kansas City, MO

#1 Dec 24, 2011
We've got a country full of illegals, sucking the money out of taxpayers! Mexico claims to have FREE health care!

Since: Jun 11

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#2 Dec 24, 2011
Sick or injured illegals should be the first ones deported. They're not gonna be working, just leaching off our society.

Since: Jun 11

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#3 Dec 24, 2011
"Federal and state governments have no process for dealing with health care for the millions of illegal immigrants living and working in the United States. As a result, hospitals like UTMB across the country find themselves saddled with millions in medical care for undocumented immigrants who end up in the hospital, usually with life-threatening conditions."

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The govt should have deported this parasite immediately. Let mexico take care of their own instead of dumping this invading criminal on american taxpayers.

For all we know he's faking these injuries anyway. Illegals will do anything to rip off the hated gringos.

“Assimilate & Speak English!”

Since: Jan 07

Lansing, IL - now: Pomp Bch FL

#4 Dec 24, 2011
This is ridiculous. He should be immediately deported and his employer should be fined and sent to prison.

All of these "groups" helping this illegal should be sent to prison too, for the felonies they are committing -- encouraging an illegal to come or stay here.

“The "entitled" =communist.”

Since: May 10

MY MONEY, come take it.

#5 Dec 24, 2011
UTMB in Galveston is where the prison hospital is located. They could have just moved him upstairs.

“I know”

Since: Nov 07

you wanna be justified

#7 Dec 24, 2011
Wow, what a picture. That's his common law wife kissing him? And that's his baby? He's paralyzed from the waste down and UTMB is paying for all of it (i like that part, but he looks like a dealer to me and not fish bait)?

Ya see what you get with the "hard line" approach to immigration reform and let's blame the current Administration in Washington? You get what you deserve.

I'd kiss that guy too, he'll be living like a king from now on. He shows us the way..ja ja ja ja ja ja jaja ja jajajaja
Juan

Pearland, TX

#8 Dec 24, 2011
He's a human being. He should be provided the medical care he needs. He has a 6 month old baby that needs to be supported also.

“I know”

Since: Nov 07

you wanna be justified

#9 Dec 24, 2011
That guy doesn't even look like he's awake in that picture. He looks in a coma. So some lawyer is taking the black and white picture? I wonder what his name (the lawyer) is? "Have you been injured in an accident (hablo espanol)? You've come to the right place..." This ain't over..there's liability far and beyond the UTMB, i'm sure. Oh oh oh

Since: Sep 11

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#10 Dec 24, 2011
Juan wrote:
He's a human being. He should be provided the medical care he needs. He has a 6 month old baby that needs to be supported also.
I HAVE TWO WORDS FOR YOU JUAN, BULL CHIT!!!!
Hit Back to England

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Dec 24, 2011
Juan wrote:
He's a human being. He should be provided the medical care he needs. He has a 6 month old baby that needs to be supported also.
What about Brandi? She has needs too?

Since: Sep 09

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#12 Dec 24, 2011
No mention of how many other Lil' FoodStampers these two Phi Beta Kappas have bred for the American taxpayers to support.Sue the bait shop out of existance for hiring an illegal and not carrying the mandatory WC insurance.
Juan

Pearland, TX

#13 Dec 24, 2011
Someone should pay for the injuries.......not the roofer, he was just trying to provide for his family.

“Assimilate & Speak English!”

Since: Jan 07

Lansing, IL - now: Pomp Bch FL

#14 Dec 24, 2011
Juan wrote:
He's a human being. He should be provided the medical care he needs. He has a 6 month old baby that needs to be supported also.
Well, please, step up to the plate since you believe this. Nothing stopping you from providing for him and his baby. Since you believe he should be here, make sure you take care of him. Otherwise, his illegal arse needs to go back. Your choice. You foot the bill or bye bye!

“Assimilate & Speak English!”

Since: Jan 07

Lansing, IL - now: Pomp Bch FL

#15 Dec 24, 2011
copperpossum wrote:
No mention of how many other Lil' FoodStampers these two Phi Beta Kappas have bred for the American taxpayers to support.Sue the bait shop out of existance for hiring an illegal and not carrying the mandatory WC insurance.
I agree. The company should be on the hook for the whole bill -- and be put out of business, to boot. Why not? It's a felony to hire the illegal alien, so much of the money earned by that business was done so through illegal means.
Pumped Up Kicks

Orange, CA

#16 Dec 24, 2011
Rebel wrote:
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I agree. The company should be on the hook for the whole bill -- and be put out of business, to boot. Why not? It's a felony to hire the illegal alien, so much of the money earned by that business was done so through illegal means.
I don't understand why the law is not even holding the company that employed Francisco Martinez accountable. We might not agree on much but I agree with you here. I'm sure the caregivers of Francisco Martinez will be getting a lawyer to seek compensation from the employer.
Pumped Up Kicks

Orange, CA

#17 Dec 24, 2011
Juan wrote:
Someone should pay for the injuries.......not the roofer, he was just trying to provide for his family.
The employer is responsible. When you work for any employer by law they're required to provide medical services to you in the event that you're injured on the job.

“United We Stand”

Since: Dec 11

Divided We Fall

#18 Dec 24, 2011
Juan wrote:
He's a human being. He should be provided the medical care he needs. He has a 6 month old baby that needs to be supported also.
Go ahead Juan, send the some money each week. It would be the right thing to do.

Since: Jun 11

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#19 Dec 24, 2011
This sort of coddling of criminal invaders is why america is the laughingstock of the world.

“Assimilate & Speak English!”

Since: Jan 07

Lansing, IL - now: Pomp Bch FL

#20 Dec 24, 2011
Pumped Up Kicks wrote:
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I don't understand why the law is not even holding the company that employed Francisco Martinez accountable. We might not agree on much but I agree with you here. I'm sure the caregivers of Francisco Martinez will be getting a lawyer to seek compensation from the employer.
I hope they sue the sh*t out of him and win. And then I hope they deport his illegal behind back to where he belongs.

The employer should've been providing workers' comp. Period. Obviously he was paid under the table. So both employer and employee are wrong.

“I know”

Since: Nov 07

you wanna be justified

#21 Dec 25, 2011
Pumped Up Kicks wrote:
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I don't understand why the law is not even holding the company that employed Francisco Martinez accountable. We might not agree on much but I agree with you here. I'm sure the caregivers of Francisco Martinez will be getting a lawyer to seek compensation from the employer.
If the company has a policy of no drugs or alcohol and a blood test shows that Francisco Martinez had drugs or alcohol then the worker's comp. won't pay and the company just considers him terminated from employment?

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