According to a New York Times report, 4,720 people died last year while sitting on a donor list for kidney transplants.

Presumably, a vast majority of them were legal citizens of the Unites States.

Now meet Jorge Mariscal, not only a shining example of a New America – one without borders, one with little regard to laws – but a card-carrying member of the liberal entitlement society:

As an illegal immigrant, Jorge Mariscal waited eight years for a kidney transplant he feared would never come.

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His persistence paid off Thursday when he underwent the procedure at Loyola University Medical Center.

After years of uncertainties, Mariscal said he’s excited about his future and grateful for the help he received. But he remains frustrated with a health care system that he worries might leave out an untold number of illegal immigrants in need of lifesaving treatments.

“Why can’t we be treated the same?” he asked while sitting in his hospital room. “Health care should be a human right, not a privilege. At least give us the chance to fight for our lives with dignity.”

Here’s why you shouldn’t be treated the same, Jorge.  You came into our nation illegally.  You remain in this country illegally.  Being illegal means you either don’t have a social security number, or you’ve broken another law by illegally attaining one.  Either way, you in all your illegality, do not pay into the health care system that you believe should cater to those of your ilk – you know, the illegals.

Meanwhile, nearly 5,000 legal American citizens, those who do have a right to our country’s health care system, died last year waiting for the same treatment you received as a criminal.

Read the rest of the report, which explains how Loyola University paid for Jorge’s transplant, and how other illegals are being considered for transplant operations.