Quadriplegic Immigrant Sent to Mexico. Rehabilitation Now Unlikely

Feb 15, 2011 Full story: www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com 19

After falling from a roof, former day laborer Quelino Ojeda Jimenez was a quadriplegic.

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Captain America

Chicago, IL

#1 Feb 15, 2011
hey...so what, he came here as a crimmal invader, leehed enough money fromthe hospital, taxpayers, if these other wet's care so much...why don't poncho,jose, and PR louie send him money and TELL ( ha ha ) the mexican goverment to take care of him....he'll come up missing in the desert in a few days...pochos go home!

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#2 Feb 15, 2011
“They threw him out like he was a piece of garbage,” said disability rights advocate, Horacio Esparza. Esparza runs the Progress Center for Independent Living in Forest Park, Illinois. This after the hospital spent about $650,000 over the four months they cared for Ojeda, and another $60,000 to transport him to Mexico, when it became obvious that he would need lifetime care.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#3 Feb 15, 2011
This is not uncommon. It is just the one time it has hit the news in IL.
There was a fairly well known case in FL where teh man was sent back to his country of origin as a para or quadriplegic. The news reporter did a follow up. He was living in what we would call primitive conditions, but he had caretakers nourishment and was doing better that=n he expected if he had remained in the US.

Just because you are sent home, does not equate to being put in the garbage bin to die.

What the article does not address is how he got hurt. he is called a "worker". In most states even illegal aliens who are hurt working get some level of medical benefit paid by the employer. The contractor who hired him, the general contractor on the job and the property owner- one of them should have had insurance to pay the medical bills.
WorldsSmallestVi olin

Willowbrook, IL

#5 Feb 15, 2011
Well, first of all, he is not an "undocumented immigrant," he is an ILLEGAL ALIEN. "Immigrant" implies some type of legality. Second, we have 10% unemployment, and he stole a job from an American who may very well be homeless. Finally, his freebie care would have cost the hospital 10's of milliions over his lifetime ... who do you think that cost would get passed on to?
His wife and child are still in Mexico. He is not an "immigrant," he is an illegal parasite on our economy who would not be tolerated in any other country. Don't believe me? Try crossing the border into Mexico and buying property. Oh, wait, they don't even ALLOW foreigners to own property in Mexico, but illegals here are given our jobs and mortgages to default on ...
true

United States

#6 Feb 15, 2011
Well no one told him to break the law and trespass into the country.
Second too effffing bad, we have plenty of servicemen who fought an believed in this coutry who suffer worse and its hard enough to get the government to take care of them

Since: Dec 06

Chicago IL

#7 Feb 15, 2011
I edit imagination reform also ...
With the cut backs in federal budget for 2012 in health care this country can no longer pick up the tab for illegals or their children.
His choice to come here illegally, violate U.S Imagination laws..

Since: Dec 07

DuPage County

#8 Feb 16, 2011
I've heard enough whining about this criminal. He received more medical care than he was entitled to, and was sent back to where he was originally from. If the good people at hispanicallyspeakingnews.com don't like it, tough shyte.
Tony

Alsip, IL

#9 Feb 16, 2011
This is a sad story but i am amazed they cared for him that long. I thought people without insurance were sent to Cook County Hospital? They should be thankful for the free care he received and free trip home. They should be thankful he wasn't fined and locked up like we would be in a foreign country illegally.

Since: Dec 06

Chicago IL

#10 Feb 16, 2011
Tony
Even Cook County hospital is cutting back , don't have to say what the condition it;s in...
Recently I went for blood work up . proof of insurance was required and verified prior to the test.
New proposed federal cut backs on the 2012 budget will affect health care for lower income people threw out the country,
Tim
WorldsSmallestVi olin

Willowbrook, IL

#11 Feb 16, 2011
RadicalTim wrote:
Tony
Even Cook County hospital is cutting back , don't have to say what the condition it;s in...
Recently I went for blood work up . proof of insurance was required and verified prior to the test.
New proposed federal cut backs on the 2012 budget will affect health care for lower income people threw out the country,
Tim
That's bad for lower income Americans, but dammit I'm tired of paying for illegals' health care. Wait until they do the next amnesty then give them our Social Secuirty and Medicare ... we'll never see a dime after they totally bankrupt the system.

“NOT RUSSIAN”

Since: May 08

and not from Russia

#12 Feb 16, 2011
I would hardly describe having someone spend $650,000 on you "Being toss out like garbage..." but that's just me.

Personally, I think it's time for the hospitals in our country to tell the politicians to go to hell, stabilize the person, and demand ICE put them on a plane home. Period. No laws will have been broken. Once the status has been determined as illegal, particularly when it comes to an illegal who's SICK, it should be ADIOS MF-ER!

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#14 Feb 16, 2011
WorldsSmallestViolin wrote:
<quoted text>
That's bad for lower income Americans, but dammit I'm tired of paying for illegals' health care. Wait until they do the next amnesty then give them our Social Secuirty and Medicare ... we'll never see a dime after they totally bankrupt the system.
Here is the link to write to Senator Mark Kirk

http://www.kirk.senate.gov/contact_form.cfm

Here is the link to contact Senator Dick Durbin

http://durbin.senate.gov/contact.cfm

Your ISP shows as Willowbrook. The Congressional Rep is Judy Biggert.
Here is her contact info.

http://judybiggert.house.gov/index.cfm...

Post back when you have shared your views with them. I have written to the senators and my Congressional Rep

It took me under a minute to find this stuff on Google

Since: Dec 06

Chicago IL

#15 Feb 16, 2011
WorldsSmallestViolin wrote:
<quoted text>
That's bad for lower income Americans, but dammit I'm tired of paying for illegals' health care. Wait until they do the next amnesty then give them our Social Secuirty and Medicare ... we'll never see a dime after they totally bankrupt the system.
I will post the proposed Illinois budget latter to day/
Massive health care cuts.
T
true

United States

#16 Feb 16, 2011
At least it will be harder for him to swim or crawl back over
Sick Of Them

Round Lake, IL

#19 Feb 27, 2011
he should've never been in this country in the first place!

his family should have to pay back the money spent on his health care and transportation back to his country!

as a taxpayer I despise my hard earned money going to waste like this!

The government seems to think taxpayers are bottomless bucket of cash ,as they send more of our jobs to Mexico and overseas
CecilRhodes

New Baltimore, MI

#20 Feb 27, 2011
Tough titties. If the guy stayed on his side of the border in the first place he wouldn't have this problem. Who's going to pay the 650k tab he ran up in Chicago?

Since: Dec 06

Chicago IL

#21 Feb 27, 2011
Did any one see the cut backs in Illinois on health care ?
Funds are be getting tighter .

Since: Dec 06

Chicago IL

#22 Feb 27, 2011
WorldsSmallestViolin wrote:
<quoted text>
That's bad for lower income Americans, but dammit I'm tired of paying for illegals' health care. Wait until they do the next amnesty then give them our Social Secuirty and Medicare ... we'll never see a dime after they totally bankrupt the system.
Immigration reform need to be addressed enforced .I edit those articles as well..
Lately many city's and states have legislation for a dream act including Chicago.
It's also money borrowed against the trust , that may never been re paid.
Heath Care Importation reform were presidential election promise.
T

Since: Dec 06

Chicago IL

#23 Feb 27, 2011
Type o immigration reform

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