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Medical Repatriation

Medical Repatriation

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This report, and the accompanying website, represent the culmination of years of researchand advocacy on the practice of medical repatriation. The report was researched and written bystudents in the Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic, under the supervision of Professors Lori A. Nessel and Rachel Lopez at Seton Hall Law School and Shena Elrington andNisha Agarwal at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. The primary student authors of thereport were In Pyo Lee, Erica Sibley, Todd Tolin, and Sarah Vander Woud. In the summer of 2010, Seton Hall Law student Kimberly Krone conducted a fact-finding mission to Guatemala todocument the practice of medical repatriation, interviewing victims of this practice and theirfamilies. She was supervised by Anjana Malhotra, Esq., former Practitioner in Residence atSeton Hall Law School. Andrew Darcy, Jennifer Scott, Dawn Pepin and Labinot Berlajollidrafted advocacy documents to assist those challenging medical repatriations. Jessica Charnigaand Alicia Lera drafted a request for a thematic hearing before the Inter American Commissionon Human Rights on the practice of medical repatriation. Katherine Terenzi provided helpfulresearch and Lindsey Hennawi provided invaluable editorial and production assistance. AnjaliBali and Katharine Naples-Mitchell created and developed the accompanying website to thereport.The Center for Social Justice and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest express theirsincere appreciation to the organizations who lent their support and expertise to this project. Inparticular, Jaime Ferrant at the Border Action Network and Moe Ginsburg, Esq. helped us tounderstand the issues in Arizona. Lisa Palumbo, Esq. at the Legal Assistance Foundationeducated us as to issues arising in Chicago hospitals. John DeLeon and members of his firm andnetworks help us to understand the issues in Florida and nationally. Clinical Law ProfessorsSarah Paoletti, Carrie Bettinger Lopez and JoNel Newman all provided insight into the humanrights implications of medical repatriation. We would also like to thank the members of theMedical Deportation Workgroup, all of whom provided critical input and expertise concerningthe practice of medical repatriation.Finally, CSJ and NYLPI thank the survivors of medical repatriation, as well as the familymembers and advocates of those that have not survived, for having the courage to come forwardand share their stories.

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