Undocumented Oakland Father Denied Life-Saving Surgery

Life is Life-when we start to minimize it’s value because a person is of a certain color, social class or holds a certain card of piece of paper, then we risk slipping backwards as a nation
Who was it again who valued life by ethnic class? Oh yeah…Hitler

CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) – Time is running out for a 35-year-old Oakland welder who is suffering from failing kidneys and fighting to get a surgery that could save his life.

Jesus Navarro needs a transplant. He has insurance, and his wife wants to donate a kidney, but University of California, San Francisco won’t do the transplant. Navarro is an undocumented worker from Mexico who spoke to CBS 5 through a translator.

“I’m worried that I might fall ill, or something might happen to me. I’m worried what might happen to my daughter,” said Navarro, whose daughter is 3-years-old. “I was mad and sad at the same time. I assumed that they were here to help save lives.”

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Navarro has been in the U.S. for over 15 years. Although UCSF insists his immigration status is not the reason for the rejection, it is a significant…

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