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  • Writer's pictureZumpano Patricios

Updated: Aug 21, 2018

Joseph Zumpano was cited in an article in the Daily Business Review on the financial strains faced by hospitals in South Florida treating a growing number of undocumented immigrants. The article cited a Florida Hospital Association study finding that that in 2002, Florida hospitals spent an estimated $40.2 million caring for undocumented immigrants. The article focused on a recent decision by Florida.s 4th District Court of Appeal ruling that a state judge has no legal authority to deport an illegal immigrant and that such authority was within the sole jurisdiction of federal immigration authorities. The case involved a hospital's effort to airlift a brain damaged illegal immigrant from Guatemala back to his native country. The Court further found that the hospital had failed to comply with federal regulations requiring Medicare certified hospitals to provide appropriate discharge planning, regardless of a patient.s insurance or immigration status. "The message is that because people who come here are going to need medical care, we must have a health care system that treats all people decently, regardless of where they're from or why they're here," said Zumpano, who was not involved in the litigation.

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  • Writer's pictureZumpano Patricios

Updated: Aug 21, 2018

The Miami Herald published an article today on Yolexandry Reina's journey from participation in the Florida Marlin's spring training this year. The article outlined Reina's defection from the Cuban national junior team in Canada, his travels to Costa Rica and his abandonment by his agent because of his confused immigration status. The article stated that "Reina, a 21 year old right hander, found his way back to Canada, only to be arrested for illegal entry, setting off an 18 month legal adventure that didn't end until the Miami firm of Zumpano Patricios & Winker, in concert with the Marlins, got him approved for a U.S. visa in January.

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We are proud to announce that attorneys Joseph I. Zumpano and Leon Patricios were named in the Top 250 Lawyers as published in the South Florida Legal Guide October, 2003. We also proudly announce that attorney David J Winker was named to the "Top Up and Comers" as published in the South Florida Legal Guide October, 2003.

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