Chicago woman awaits kidney from soon-to-be deported brother

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Man released from custody to donate kidney to sister
Argenis Longoria was temporarily released from custody so he can go through with an operation that will give one of his kidneys to the sister he loves.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- It could be another month before a Chicago woman gets the kidney she needs from her soon-to-be deported brother.

Doctors at Loyola Hospital are still performing tests to determine if Jazmin Longoria-Lara is strong enough for transplant surgery.

Last week, a judge gave her brother a six-month stay of deportation so he could donate his kidney.

Argenis Longoria was sentenced to deportation after his arrest on burglary charges.

Customs officials will review his sentence at the end of the six-month stay.