US grants humanitarian pass to Mexico double-transplant patient seeking treatment

March 31, 2015 2:40 AM

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security gave a 90-day humanitarian pass to a 20-year-old Mexican man seeking a double heart and liver transplant, his mother said Monday.

The document, which Jose Chua received and a copy of which was shared with The Associated Press, grants him a temporary stay in the U.S. to seek medical treatment. It comes after Chua was twice denied a tourist visa.

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