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Jose Guadalupe Rodriguez-Saldana, 38, walks with orthopedic supports on the train tracks in the town of Tierra Blanca, Veracruz state, Mexico, on Wednesday March 6. Rodriguez-Saldana and another friend suffered serious injuries during a car accident last May 2008 in northwestern Iowa. After their employers insurance coverage ran out, Rodriguez-Saldana, who was not a legal citizen, was placed on a private airplane and flown to Mexico still comatose and unable to discuss his care or voice his protest. Hospitals confronted with absorbing the cost of caring for uninsured seriously injured immigrants are quietly deporting them, often unconscious and unable to protest, back to their home countries.
San Francisco's city attorney says he is launching an investigation into whether Nevada health officials are systemically sending psychiatric patients to San Francisco and other cities. KSNV's Marissa Mike reports.