Elderly Immigrant Deported...By Hospital, Not ICE

"Wladyslaw Haniszewski, 69, is now stuck in a Polish hospital after living in the U.S. for 30 years as an uninsured, undocumented immigrant.  He is estranged from his two daughters.  He fell unconscious after a stroke in the U.S. and woke up back in Poland.  Wladyslaw Haniszewski — an uninsured and undocumented immigrant who had lived in the U.S. for about 30 years — was sent back to his homeland by a New Jersey hospital without ever giving his consent, supporters say. Now Haniszewski is stuck in a hospital in the Polish town of Boleslawiec and furious diplomats are demanding answers from the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.  “Imagine being carted around like a sack of potatoes," said Consul General Ewa Junczyk-Ziomecka.  Junczyk-Ziomecka said she and other diplomats were trying to help the 69-year-old patient, who was identified by friends, when the hospital suddenly shipped him overseas without telling them." - Erica Pearson and Corky Siemaszko, New York Daily News, June 25, 2013.