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Lori Nessel (’92) on “Medical Repatriation” of Immigrants by U.S. Hospitals

May 30, 2013

Alum Lori Nessel (’92), director of the Center for Social Justice at Seton Hall Law School, is quoted in a recent Associated Press article examining the process of “medical repatriation,” which allows hospitals to deport undocumented immigrant patients, often while they are still unconscious. A report from the Center for Social Justice at Seton Hall Law School and the Health Justice Program at New York Lawyers for the Public interest, Discharge, Deportation, and Dangerous Journeys: A Study on the Practice of Medical Repatriation, concluded that at least 600 immigrants were removed over a five-year period. “The problem is it’s all taking place in this unregulated sort of a black hole … and there is no tracking,” said Nessel.

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