Mr. Flores was a contract worker and had legal status under Commonwealth law when he died. P.L. 15-108, like the Non-Resident Workers Act before, mandates that the last employer of record be responsible for the costs of repatriation. I am, therefore, somewhat confused by your staff referring her to me for help. Could you please enlighten me as to the change in the law, if there is one? If there is not a change of law, then please advise me of the status of Ms. Flores' request for assistance.
I am sure there are funds set aside for just such a situation and am also sure that you will provide the humanitarian assistance requested by Ms. Flores. CHC has advised Ms. Flores that her husband's body will be disposed of here if it is not repatriated by the end of the month.For saying that they will "dispose of the body by the end of the month" the CHC gets the No Compassion Scrooge Award. I would advise CHC if they do not want to face the wrath of advocates, federal officials and the possible involvement of the U.S. Congress (I am contacting members today) they better not even think of disposing of the body.