'Brain waste' thwarts immigrants' career dreams

After finishing medical school in Bogota, Colombia, Maria Anjelica Montenegro did it all - obstetrics, pediatrics, emergency medicine. Full Story

Akron, OH

#1 Mar 26, 2011
While I wish these people well, we have plenty of educated Americans who were born and raised here who are taking any job they can get. Waiting tables, whatever. I've seen it before and until we get AMERICANS back to work I'm not worried about immigrants finding jobs in a nation were our own people can't find jobs. They can always return to their home countries to find work if they find it too rough here. Americans have nowhere to run.

Secondly, I don't want a doctor who can't speak English well to be my doctor. I don't want a doctor trained in a 2nd or 3rd world nation to THOSE standards working on me. If they do paperwork and make a mistake, it can be redone. If they work on people and make a mistake, the result can be death. No thanks. I'm tired of foreign doctors in this nation. You can't understand a doggone word they say, in my experience, they think of Americans not as patients but ATM machines. I've had very negative experiences with them. They're here to get rich. If they just wanted to be doctors, they could do it in their own nations where their training is up to par for that nation. God knows how they were educated in their own nations.

As for folks from India and IT positions, I think it's pretty common knowledge many of them lie on their resumes and learn the job from their American co-workers once they get a foot in the door, or just plain put the Americans out of work.

It's time to slow down immigration, legal and illegal, in this nation. We need to take care of our own for a few years until we get the illegal aliens out of here and get AMERICANS back to work.

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