Shockingly inhumane: 20 y.o. recent quadriplegic deported
This is sickening. A young man comes to America for a better life. Like both sets of my grandparents. Quelino Ojeda Jimenez does not have the correct “piece of paper” to make him a legal immigrant. Our good old American Capitalism uses him for cheap labor. Sends him to work on top of a roof. Apparently does not give him safety equipment.
He falls off backwards while doing his job. Becomes a quadriplegic. Unable to move, speak or breathe on his own. After he is stabilized in the hospital, they deport him back to Mexico. To a hospital “so resource-poor that it is reusing filters for the breathing machine needed to keep him alive.” See photos.
This is a grotesque miscarriage of justice. It is morally offensive
In America, workers give up their right to sue in exchange for being entitled to worker’s compensation. This is a no-fault system. In this case, the young man worked for a subcontractor. So he could not sue the contractor. But the general contractor was not his employer. In Washington State the general contractor could be sued under a law known as Stute.
This case is causing an uproar. Hopefully someone will be able to reverse this wrong.