Now I am sure I will get flamed & labeled a xenophobe so allow me to don my flame retardant teflon suit. That's ok though since I BELIEVE what I am saying and can defend my opinion so bring t on.
My MIL is Hispanic and came to the US from a foreign country when she was an adult, and she will be the first person to tell you, you better know the language - English - if you're going to come here.
I used to work in Foreign Recruitment of Computer Tech. Professionals. I can say that most of the people that I recruited did not have a mastery of the English Language and I felt it was a real disservice to our clients. But in the end it was all about money. We could get away with paying them a lot less than Americans.
I'm surprised some Unions haven't jumped on this issue yet.
I also wanted to add that I agree with you on this issue and at the same time I feel bad for these Foreign nurses. I'm not sure if you are from Pittsburgh or if you have just been working here for a while, but Pittsburgh has a very small % of Minority residents and it is still a very backward town. It is notorious for being a "Good Ole' Boys Network" where it's all who you know. At least in business, IMHO, women have not made any great strides nor have minorities. Middle Age Caucasion Males rule the roost.
I think it is going to be quite a "Culture shock" for them. Even more so than if they were to move to a city like New York or the West Coast where I think they would have a good support network.
Sorry, didn't mean to get off the topic, just had to add my two cents.
But I still agree with you. I think the hospitals are trying to pull a fast one on everyone, Patients included.
How is it the Unions are not jumping on this?