Hospital denies kidney transplant to illegal immigrant: report By Chris Roberts, NBCBayArea.com Jesus Navarro has a donor and he has medical insurance -- everything the Oakland man needs for the kidney transplant that will save his life. Problem is, Navarro, 35, is an illegal immigrant. So despite working for 14 years at a steel foundry in Berkeley and his private insurance, doctors at UC San Francisco Medical Center are refusing to perform the operation, according to the Contra Costa Times. U.S. News - Hospital denies kidney transplant to illegal immigrant: report This is why our immigration laws should be enforced. Why is he still here? Americans will not work at steel foundries? Give him the transplant, send Mexico the bill for the next 50 years of his life on transplant drugs. He is taking a kidney from some American.