Factor THIS into the debate on illegals in the U.S.

Its doubtful Chicago Tribune reporter Michael Holtz intended to force coffee to spew out of nostrils across the United States when he wrote this article, but the fact remains that was the effect — at least in one office 1800 miles away, in Phoenix.

Meet Jorge Mariscal. Consider him your expensive new ward. And the Rev. Jose Landaverde? He’s the community hunger-strike organizer, who leads protests against hospitals that deny transplants to illegal aliens.

Remember them and the others characters in this report as the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) continues its incessant drumbeat regarding normalizing illegals in our state and nation.

Recently the newspaper has expanded its near-daily. multi-pronged, crusade to promoting a “bi-partisan” amnesty doozie using the acronym SANE — which is anything but.  We recently addressed it and some of the players here.

The local medical angle relating to illegals got the República’s treatment just days ago. Is it any wonder we have a category devoted solely to Illegal Immigration?


12 Responses to Factor THIS into the debate on illegals in the U.S.

  1. eubykdisop says:

    In the article, Jorge Mariscal asks: “Why can’t we be treated the same? Health care should be a human right, not a privilege. At least give us the chance to fight for our lives with dignity.”

    The article also gives us the answer to Jorge’s question: “As an illegal immigrant, Jorge Mariscal…”

    You’re not being treated the same as an American citizen, Jorge, because you are NOT an American citizen. Is there something which is not clear to you about that?

    Furthermore, Jorge, don’t tell us what should and what should not be a “human right” in OUR country. Tell that to your country of origin! You have no right whatsoever to tell American citizens what should or should not be in OUR country!

    Personally, I don’t one want single penny of my tax dollars going to pay for your medical care and treatment, Jorge. If your country of origin doesn’t offer the medical care you need, go back there and fight in YOUR country for what you want! Don’t come here and get a free ride on what WE worked for!

    Quite simply put, medical care and treatment for Jorge amounts to THEFT from U. S. Citizens!

    • Geoff Offermann says:

      Rest easy. No tax dollars were spent for this. The surgery was paid for by Loyola.

      • Dennis O'Brien says:

        Geoff Offermann,
        You neglect some key points:
        1. Loyola’s generosity is underwritten by paying patients.
        (As an example of excessive hospital billing, I actually successfully challenged a $12 box of tissues, billed as a “mucus recovery system!”)
        2. Other patients awaiting surgery were put behind this man who disrespects our nation‘s borders, laws and culture. His mother who brought him here stil speaks Spanish…
        3. Providing him with a transplant is obscene for the reasons listed.

        Hospitals routinely overcharge, in some cases by hundreds of percent, for medication that can be obtained at the neighborhood pharmacy at reasonable prices. Even OTC meds such as Tylenol are bumped up to $15 per tablet.

        This means sick American citizens, NOT the generous administrators at Loyola, are paying the freight for Jorge. Your liberalism is blinding you, pal.

  2. Maggie says:

    Among the infuriating lines from this report this one is a standout:

    “Why can’t we be treated the same?” he (Mariscal) asked while sitting in his hospital room. “Health care should be a human right, not a privilege. At least give us the chance to fight for our lives with dignity.”

    This illegal obviously ignores the fact that what he regards as a “human right” is paid for by other people. Does he also have a “human right” to food, a roof over his head and a job? Is it a “human right” to have transportation to get to that job? Are American taxpayers supposed to pay for his home, keep him fed, ensure him employment and provide him a car and gas to get around? What outrageous thinking!

    • Arizona Conservative Guy says:

      Of course it’s outrageous thinking. And it’s fostered by our own elected, so-called leaders. I’m proud to say I have not voted for John McCain during his last two senate runs. I did not and will not vote for Jeff Flake. I’m a conservative before I’m a Republican. We are getting screwed over by those who are sworn to honor and protect our Constitution, including a legion of Republicans who seem to think giving our country away to illegal invaders who choose to subvert our accessible route to legal immigration, will insure Hispanic votes for them. Not only are they deceiving hypocrites, they are fools. The majority of the Hispanic vote will remain with the Democrats, regardless of how we reward the lawbreakers among them. This is delusional thinking that will ultimately destroy the United States and turn us into a replica of the crime riddled, impoverished and illiterate countries the invaders are leaving.

      • eubykdisop says:

        It isn’t about securing Hispanic votes, Arizona Conservative Guy. It’s about implementing the “New World Order”. The “One World” people in both political parties don’t care about candidates from which party get elected as long as those candidates are pushing the “New World Order”.

    • Geoff Offermann says:

      Does Loyola have the right, as a private institution, to pay for the surgery?

  3. eubykdisop says:

    While this law-breaking illegal alien gets a kidney transplant, here’s is what is going on in that regard with seniors who are Ameican citizens:

    Thousands of Seniors Lack Access to Lifesaving Organs, Despite Survival Benefit, Johns Hopkins Study Finds

    Release Date: 01/12/2012

    Thousands more American senior citizens with kidney disease are good candidates for transplants and could get them if physicians would get past outdated medical biases and put them on transplant waiting lists, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers.

    The Hopkins investigators estimate that between 1999 and 2006, roughly 9,000 adults over 65 would have been “excellent” transplant candidates and approximately 40,000 more older adults would have been “good” candidates for new kidneys. None, however, were given the chance.

    “We have this regressive attitude toward transplantation in older adults,” Segev says, “one based on historical poor outcomes in older patients, which no longer hold up. Anyone who can benefit from kidney transplantation should at least be given a chance. They should at least be put on the list.”

    “By not referring older adults for transplant, we’re not just denying them a chance at a kidney from a deceased donor, but we’re potentially denying them a kidney from a live donor,” he adds.


  4. eubykdisop says:

    And while an illegal alien gets a kidney transplant, this guy was denied one. Why? Because he had a website!

    Man denied transplant because of his Web site

    Alex Crionas will not receive a new kidney because he solicited for donors on the Internet.

    ORANGE CITY – A Tampa organ donor institute has denied giving a kidney transplant to a man because he had a Web site seeking a donor.

    Alex Crionas had planned to receive a kidney from Patrick Garrity after they became friends last year. They went through blood and tissue testing last month at LifeLink HealthCare Institute, which coordinates the transplant program for Tampa General Hospital. They were declared physically compatible for the operation.

    Then Crionas, 28, got a letter this month from LifeLink, a nonprofit that links patients and donors, telling him his request for surgery was rejected because of his Web site.


    Do you think that Jorge Mariscal would have been denied a kidney transplant if he had a website, even though he is an illegal alien?

  5. Kent says:

    This excellent video was posted on this site by Night Owl a few days ago. For those of you who missed it, this is the best explanation of poverty and illegal immigration I have seen:

  6. BPaluch777 says:

    Work is being done (not by me but someone I know), even as I write, to organize a mass termination of subscriptions to the Periodico. An additional action will be included.

    • Capt. Marvel says:

      That’s very good news. The advertisers need to be contacted. Some of the biggest local ones (aside from national chain department and grocery stores) are Moon Valley Nursery, auto dealerships and Spencer’s Appliances. Those are good places to start.