Illegal Aliens Unhappy with Shortage of Bilingual Doctors

Pedro Gonzales, American Thinker, February 22, 2015

The LA Times reported that illegal aliens are unhappy that not enough doctors speak Spanish. The article never used the words “illegal” or “undocumented” or “dreamer” or “super virtuous” or however we are to call illegal aliens nowadays; only referring to “Hispanics” who can’t understand English. But since all citizens understand English, or should, I presume that the article is only talking about illegal aliens. Now let the sob story begin:

Every day, chronically ill Latino patients stream into Harbor-UCLA Medical Center’s family medicine clinic.

Some have neglected their health because they’re flummoxed or alienated by the medical system, Dr. Gloria Sanchez believes.

The illegal aliens are . . . alienated! How ironic is that! They are also flummoxed! Have you ever seen an illegal alien flummoxed? If we put up a double layer fence across the US Mexico border, I do believe we’d see a lot of them flummoxed!

But such doctors are in short supply, said Sanchez, a professor and physician at the Harbor City facility. In 1980, there were 135 Latino doctors for every 100,000 Latinos in the U.S. By 2010, that number had fallen to 105.

The number of doctors hasn’t “fallen”. The number of illegal aliens had dramatically increased.

Irma Torres, 75, remembered one conversation with her 70-year-old husband, Miguel, when he was hospitalized for a heart condition.

“I asked him, ‘What did the doctor say?'” she recalled. “And he said, ‘I don’t know.'”

Don’t you hate it when you invade another country and when you seek out free medical care, they don’t speak your language???

Angelina Campos, a 55-year-old who suffers from high blood pressure and migraines, was at the clinic to have her injured knee checked by Sanchez.

Campos said she preferred doctors who were fluent Spanish speakers, but that sometimes it was hard to get an appointment because wait times could be very long.

Why isn’t the American taxpayer paying for translators? If someone broke into your home and demanded things from you in Spanish, wouldn’t it be your obligation to understand the trespasser’s language?

Dr. Faustina Nevarez, an obstetrician at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, said that internal studies by Kaiser had shown that Spanish-speaking patients were more successful controlling their diabetes, depression, and blood pressure when they were able to consult with Spanish-speaking doctors.

If that’s the case, do you think such patients should have illegally immigrated to a Spanish-speaking country?

Hayes-Bautista said programs that once helped Latino students reach medical school and thrive have been dismantled.

We used to allow Latinos to go to medical school, but no longer. Only whites are admitted now.

The elimination of race-based admissions at California’s public universities, he said, probably contributed to a drop in Latino enrollment that began in the 1990s.

Oh, so it’s not that Latinos are no longer admitted, it’s just that they have to compete based on merit. Isn’t that racist?

Improving the Latino doctor-to-patient ratio isn’t the only way to improve care, he said

How about deporting illegal aliens, won’t that improve the ratio as well?

And what about all the illegal aliens who are doctors–illegal alien family doctors, illegal alien cardiologists, illegal alien neurologists, illegal alien pediatricians–can’t they help out too? With millions of illegals flooding across the border, there must be a fair share of doctors, lawyers (abogados), engineers, too, right? Illegal aliens are suffering everywhere; just recently the NYT reported how unhappy they are living in suburbia.

Exit question: If people here illegally can’t find doctors in America who speak their language, where can they go to find doctors who do?

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  • DaveMed

    Boo hoo.

    When I encounter (non-White) patients who don’t speak English, I make sure to speak very loudly and s-l-o-w-l-y before searching for an interpreter phone.

    I do hope that they get the point.

    • HE2

      Dave, what to do, though, when we were attempting to treat a patient who spoke an obscure language? Happened all the time in polyglot S.F. Bay Area. These patients EXPECTED us to rustle up an interpreter, were mighty p.o.’d when we could not. We owe these people, it seems.
      The inability to take a coherent health history, including meds, is dangerous.
      I was part of a crisis team responsible for the death of one such patient. An Oakland Rodney King PCP’d bantu was aggressive, violent, uncontrollable, but withheld his drug intake information, though he was coherent enough to have told us.
      Because he was so agitated and menacing, we administered big doses of a phenothiazine, which resulted in his death.
      PCP and phenothiazines are incompatible.

      • Born_In_The_Pineywoods

        And the death of a bantu on PCP was a problem because?

        • HE2

          Too often a lethal drug interaction observed between PCP and phenothiazines.
          Based on lack of the patient’s critically important accurate revelation of drug ingestion, we wrongly assumed he was in a hypermanic state induced by meth or crack.
          If known he was “dusted,” we would have chosen a drug in the benzodiazepine family to hopefully deescalate his behavior.
          PCP bad “trips” are difficult to treat under the best of circumstances. How the drug is metabolized is a mystery. A violent dusted patient may seem stabilized, able to be released from restraints and seclusion. But, out of the blue, the maniacal violent cycle often begins again. I have seen dusted patients break free from five point thick leather restraints.
          It has been hypothecized that PCP is stored in muscle tissue, hence the pattern of cyclic re-release into the circulating blood stream and the violent behavior returns.
          Viewing the unedited LAPD vs. Rodney King take-down tapes [not those carefully shopped by MSM for maximum racial animus], that included King’s superhuman strong resistance to arrest prior to the seeming police overkill, I surmised that King was dusted.
          These subjects are close to impossible to subdue, displaying the strength of a cape buffalo.
          Caretakers, first responders, LEOs cannot help but react adrenergically when dealing with such life and death struggles. It comes down to the homicidal subject’s life or the first responders. The Rodney Kings of this world are a dime a dozen, but well trained first responders and care teams? Not.
          I fully understood the police officers’ behavior.

          • Born_In_The_Pineywoods

            As a former LEO and an EMT, I would also surmise that you have had similar troubles getting medical histories from the ghetto rats of the world, even without the language barrier, due to intelligence and understanding gaps and bad attitudes.

          • HE2

            You said it. If by chance a negro knew a bit about his various diagnoses, he/she did not know the names of conditions or relevant meds.

            Often it was, “I gots da high bluuud, n s’possa take pink and some yella pills too, but I runs out of ’em, gnomsayn?”
            Was it high blood pressure or glucose? Not known, requiring a costly investigative work-up instead of expedient foreknowledge.

            Usually blacks were not reliably compliant with any regimen, be it diet, weight, meds, activity. That alone costs our system untold billions. Yet, they scream that racist blocks to proper access account for their higher disease stats and mortality. No, it is laziness and ignorance.

          • Born_In_The_Pineywoods

            “I gots the suga'” = I am Diabetic.

            They will be ignorantly non-compliant with doctor’s orders, and also willfully non-compliant. Ran into one who WON’T take his blood pressure meds because it interfered with his love life. He was surprised when he was informed by the doc that he would end up entirely losing function in his tallywhacker if indeed he kept being non-compliant with that and his diabetes meds.

            I would propose that we do away with the EMTALA law entirely and save our ERs a TON of money dealing with surly negroes who will not pay for anything, who will steal from the hospital or from the ambulance if they are not watched like a hawk, and will not be an active participant in their treatment in any case.

            It would save a great deal on welfare costs, too, if we quit prolonging lives that will never be perform any useful function while paying for it by white taxpayers.

  • SentryattheGate

    For one thing, Spanish IS NOT a precise language! Linguists say it is a dying language because it varies so much between Spanish speakers. That’s why English (a very precise language) is the language of finance and medicine in South America (and pretty much worldwide).

    • phillyguy

      it’s not anymore in this country ,dos for espanol

    • IstvanIN

      Isn’t the Royal Spanish Academy is supposed to keep the Spanish language mutually intelligible between all the Spanish speaking nations?

      • InAFreeCountry

        I guess someone forgot to tell the peons.

      • Race War Provisions

        Too busy taking siestas

      • SFLBIB

        I think you are referring to the French Academy. If not, they have one too.

        • H. Leonskoi

          There is a Royal Academy for the Spanish language, too. There are a lot of Spanish speaking countries.

        • IstvanIN

          Nope, the Royal Academy in Spain.

      • ElComadreja

        Every damn Spanish speaking hell hole in the Caribbean has it’s own version and so do all the south of the border ones. Some are almost mutually unintelligible. They can’t even agree on profanity.

    • exlib93

      It is also the language of all air traffic controllers. English is a very precise and expressive language. Unfortunately all the AA hires will somehow blame their incoherency on our language, when they ultimately cause a plane crash.

    • Charles Martel

      If they spoke Spanish the illegals wouldn’t understand them. A Pitt University professor who lived in Spain for years was fired for failing Latinos who should have an advantage if they didn’t speak the ebonic version of Spanish

      • dd121

        Educated Spanish speaker will not admit to speaking “Spanish”; they’ll say they speak “Castellano”

        • H. Leonskoi

          The terms Espanol (I don’t have the keyboard set up for Spanish and can’t make the tilde for the n) or Spanish and Castellano are interchangeable. Spanish is Castellano. There are also other closely related Iberian languages in the Romance language family of the Indo-European languages. Some of them are Catalan, Aragones, and Portuges-Gallego. Castellano, or, Espanol have different dialectical types which mainly fall into the coastal and highland categories. Coastal and Carribean Spanish is influenced by Andalusian Spanish. Speakers drop the final s and have some other idiosyncrasies. The Highland Spanish has the influence of the central plateau, in Latin America this influence is from before they days when the Spaniards adopted the lisp for z’s and some of the c’s. Some of the places in Spanish America that were far from the Viceroyal seats of Mexico City, and Lima, Peru have maintained some archaic features. I agree with the poster above who stated that Spanish tends to be less precise. This is also a characteristic of Latinos, especially writers, even famous ones, who tend to speak of emotions and in a rather “fuzzy” imprecise way. However, one may use Spanish precisely if one has the talent. Precise users of English tend to use Spanish more precisely although the language doesn’t seem to be “set up” for precision. Some words do not have the precise meaning that they have in English. Perhaps the Germanic languages tend to be more precise.

          • dd121

            Every language has its “educated” dialect and for Spanish it’s Castillian.
            They were exposed to Arabs for 800 years or so which turned the population to an olive complexion but I don’t have any problem imagining them to be white.

          • H. Leonskoi

            Well, when I was getting my degree in Spanish, some of our professors said that many people will say that there is Castellano and there are other kinds of Spanish. They said that this is incorrect, that while there are actually different dialects of Spanish or Castellano, different pronunciations and preferences, that these are all Castellano, Spanish. The languages that are not Castellano are Aragones, Catalan, Gallego-Portugues, the unrealated Basque (a non-Romance and non-Indo-European language), and perhaps some others. This could be compared to Chinese Mandarin. There are other Chinese languages (or dialects, depending on viewpoint, scholars seem to differ on this) such as Cantonese. However, Mandarin is the most important, a sort of lingua franca of Chinese. Among Mandarin speakers there are also different accents while speaking Mandarin but it is still Mandarin. A Cantonese Mandarin speaker might tend to have a Cantonese accent. Of course the Bejing pronunciation is considered the gold standard since Mandarin is essentially Bejing Chinese. This is somewhat different from Spanish, however. For one thing, while Castilla may have been the Gold Standard for pronunciation, educated people in the New World speak more like Castellanos of earlier times, not having adopted the newer “lisp” for the z and c, for example. I learned that type of Spanish. Cubans speak Castellano but with the Carribean, essentially Andalusian accent. It is still Castellano or it would not be mutually intelligible to a native speaker. I often find it difficult to listen to a Carribean or Andalusian dialect Spanish speaker and I can sometimes even understand Aragones better due to some Portugues knowledge and the similarities of the two.

            At any rate, the PhD professors said that even native speakers say this sometimes but that they are incorrect, that Spanish and Castellano are the same thing.

          • H. Leonskoi

            On the color thing, there are variations but they are mostly of Mediterranean type with some Nordic and Alpine (from Celts and Germanics?). There were a lot of Celtic and Germanic invaders but then there were Berber and Arab invaders.

          • dd121

            We talked about this years ago in my linguistics class. I’m sure your information is more recent than mine. They said the lisp came from the court of Phillip II. He had a speech impediment that the Spanish court affected.
            Basque is a whole nuther animal.

          • SFLBIB

            Apparently there are anthropological Caucasians and government Caucasians. Hispanics are chameleons: if a Caucasian is a perpetrator and a Hispanic is the victim, the Hispanic is a minority in a White-on-minority crime. If the situation is reversed, the crime is White-on-white. So they change with the circumstances. I think all this is because of past discrimination.

            With respect to German, I suggest you read “The Awful German Language” by Mark Twain. It is a humorous short essay and can be found on line.

            This leads me to gender. I studied Latin, French, and Korean, and could never figure out what gender brought in the way of understanding. What difference does it make if “spoon” is masculine, feminine, or neuter? Any thoughts on that?

          • H. Leonskoi

            I haven’t studied that, the origin of gender in languages, but off the top of my head I wonder if it might have had to do with the speakers having been animists, believing that animate and inanimate objects all had spirits.

          • SFLBIB

            Best explanation I’ve heard so far. Be sure to read “The Awful German Language”. It’s a howl, and it mentions gender.

          • H. Leonskoi

            Thanks, I will, Mark Twain was great.

          • Ograf

            Damn you talk a lot, 🙂

          • H. Leonskoi

            Gee, I’ve never heard that before:)

      • SFLBIB

        When I was in high school in Southern California, Spanish was the favorite foreign language for most everyone [I took Latin]. I noticed that Hispanic kids generally got bad grades in Spanish. I found this odd because if I had to take English in Spain, I would ace it.

        The local newspaper carried an article by a Hispanic reporter complaining about the poor Spanish that was in the student handbook. The most amusing criticism was the part that discussed “assault and battery” which was translated using the same “battery” that went into flashlights.

        • H. Leonskoi

          Since Spanish came from the Latin vulgate, one helps you understand the other, especially if you know how some of the sounds changed over time.

    • Hammerheart

      This is right. The ‘Spanish’ many of these new migrants speak is actually a deformed pidgin of Spanish and English. So if even if you get Doctors trained in classical Spanish to serve our ‘guests’ it’s still uncertain whether or not this would do any good.

      Low IQ mongoloids are going to act exactly like low IQ mongoloids. Why should we be surprised?

      • Reynardine

        You’re right, it’s called Spanglish, which is differentiated from Chicano Spanish, which is yet another pidgin with English, but somewhat different. Pidgins and creoles are the languages invented by mental midgets who cannot pick up on another language, even when speakers of the language are available.

        Where there is no common language, there is only confusion.

        • Rurik

          And is it not true that many of the most recent intruders from countries well to the south of Mexico, Only speak obscure Amerindian tribal languages not even related to Spanish?

          • Reynardine

            Yes, indeed! We’re talking about languages so different, we don’t share any root words, so you can’t figure out by homophones what they mean.

            They can’t write either, which means online translators are worthless…

          • SFLBIB

            Well, that’s not completely fair. English depends on context as well. See my example above where “battery” was translated as “bateria”. In English “battery” could mean an attack of some sort, or a “battery” you put in a flashlight.

          • H. Leonskoi

            Or a gun battery or a battery of tests.

          • SFLBIB

            That’s the idea. I spent a lot of time on Navy ships as a civilian and noticed the number of definitions for “quarters”. There is [are?] the quarters where your bunk is; there are “quarters” in your pocket; there is a “quarter”master where you get your uniform; there is a “quarter”deck and finally, there is [are?] “quarters” where you muster in the morning.

          • SFLBIB

            One Hispanic employee told me there was a lot of intermixing of words in those languages.

          • Rurik

            Yes there is, now that the King’s (or Queen’s) English welcomed that word into the language generations ago. This is one of the great strengths and glories of English as I stated below. Some other languages, such as Russian also do this, but none quite so effectively as English. Other languages, such as Spanish and
            French seem much more resistant.

          • H. Leonskoi

            There are no coyotes in Europe. They didn’t have a name for it. Coyote is Mexican. It is Mexican because it is from Mexica, Aztec, Nahuatl. “Coyote” is Spanish for the Nahuatl word “Coyotl.”

          • SFLBIB

            German has a unique feature. If there is no word for something, they will string a bunch of words together that describe it. My cultural anthropology professor used the English word “tank” [army vehecle] as an example. It’s introduction by the Bristish in WW-I took the Germans by surprise. Having no word for it, they dubbed it “over-the-ditch-jumping-machine” but that fell out later to be replaced by “tank”.

      • H. Leonskoi

        Just like English, there are educated and uneducated speakers. There are also dialectical variations with different accents and pronunciations.

    • Rurik

      English has shown a particular facility for borrowing, absorbing and adopting useful words and expressions from around the world. And without all the assorted diacritical makrs that make certain other languages so difficult to type on standard keyboards.

    • archer

      English from what I understand is also the international language of airline pilots and traffic controllers.

      • SFLBIB

        That’s true. There is an old story about a German Luftansa pilot requesting in English instructions from the tower. There was some confusion, and he angrily remarked, “I’m a German pilot flying a German aircraft over Germany. Why do I have to speak English?!!!!” A British pilot in another plane piped in, “Because you lost the bloody war!”

        • H. Leonskoi

          Also, a lot is made of the census results claiming that Germans are the majority of whites in the US. From a language and country standpoint, the British Isles together gave us a little bit more people than Germany which was different states and principalities at the time. The Irish, English, Scots, and Welsh together gave us more English than German speakers in the US. That war joke is funny though. The Brits probably have less to do with the current lingua franca status of English than we Americans.

    • LHathaway

      hooray for black people

  • phillyguy

    so what else is new.

  • TruthBeTold

    In all the history of immigration to this country and all the non-English speaking immigrants why are Hispanics not learning English?

    These are the only immigrants that I know that refuse to learn English.

    • SentryattheGate

      Some new immigrants decide to learn Spanish rather than English because they are surrounded by so many Hispanics, and plenty more coming! South Florida is almost totally Spanish-speaking, even national chain restaurants and highway signs!

      • HE2

        Sentry, are Florida law enforcement officers, EMTs, other public service workers required to speak Spanish?

        • SentryattheGate

          I don’t know specifically. I don’t live in south Florida. But I know of some “Anglos” who supposedly lost their jobs because they couldn’t speak “enough Spanish”, when it was more likely that it was due to them being non-Hispanic! In north FL, I talked with some employees of a big chain supermarket, who told me that they would never rise up the “ladder” unless they learned Spanish.

          • HE2

            Pitiful, Sentry.
            I was at Walgreen’s in mestizo and meso-american overrun Marin Co. Ca., one of the wealthiest, most liberal counties in the country, needed help finding an item. Could not find an English speaking clerk.
            But that is okay, right?

      • H. Leonskoi

        Yes, consider the maps that Chittum put in his book, demographics are important.

    • LexiconD1

      My paternal grandparents came from Norway, they traveled to the upper Midwest by ox cart, they could all, not only SPEAK the language but read and write it.

      My material grandparents, and mother (who’s 71) all learned to read, write and speak the language within the first five years, plus my grandfather learned to speak Spanish.

      But, then they were all white, and no bilingual BS was going to fly. The language of work, and school, was English.

      Wish it still was.

      • Race War Provisions

        The White Man conquers all when sets his mind to it and plans his hard work carefully.

      • HE2

        Similar anecdote. Ex-husband arrived here from Germany knowing no conversational English, learned fast enough to take the U.S. citizenship exam and UC Berkeley entrance exams within a year scoring perfect in maths and science, resulting in various STEM scholarships.
        Of his maths scores, he said the German schools he attended taught advanced maths and science to middle school students, so to him, the pre-entrance exams here were easy.
        His parents also learned English so they could become citizens, though they still own a home in suburban Hamburg and travel there for a few months every year.

        • SentryattheGate

          My mother, a WWII war bride came to America with my dad, US Army. She spoke German, French and proper British English!

          • HE2

            Good story, Sentry. When I hear sob stories about illegals’ travails stemming from an English language deficit, I smirk. They certainly know their way around the social security offices.
            Their principle English words, probably coached at the border, seem to be “I know my rights.”

        • dd121

          My Grandson’s German teacher said he is number one in math and number one in German spelling. His German language skills are improving. I’m sure he and his sister will do very well in American school when they return in a few years. The teacher even said he was definitely going to gymnasium. They’re both loving, sweet kids. I guess my daughter and son in law have done a good job.

          • HE2

            My Grandson’s German teacher said he is number one in math and number one in German spelling.

            That is fantastic. Your American child masters not only language arts, but German maths.
            Believe me, when he returns to the States after years of German education, he will be years ahead of his U.S. classmates.
            Yet they keep telling us our new invaders [and blacks] cannot learn adequate English and need all manner of special programs just to stay in class.
            I say too that your daughter and son in law are doing a great job.

          • dd121

            Please forgive my shameless beaming pride in my little grand tots. We’re going to Germany in a couple of weeks to see them all. Then to Italy to see the famed brick dome in Florence built 500 years ago.

          • HE2

            Not shameless at all, dd. I enjoy hearing about your little ones.
            Florence is about right this time of year. A little early for tourists.
            The architecture, statuary, and art works are breath taking, very humbling. If remembering correctly, all built by Al Sharpton’s ancestors. Right? ;]
            I think one could spend a year there and not see it all.

          • dd121

            Blacks like to brag how they created all this wealth in the South. In fact in the pre-war South they provided much of the stoop labor that made a few people rich. The northern armies destroyed all the wealth that existed before the war. The wealth, as it exists now, was created without blacks. The libs seem to miss that point.

      • H. Leonskoi

        The Scandinavians now learn English from a very early age and speak it well. It probably helps that the languages are so closely related. Some of the most basic phrases are still mutually intelligible. If you yell “Help me!” or ” Let me go!” in Sweden, even those who do not speak English will understand you.

    • Pelayo

      Because there are so many Spanish speaking immigrants that there is no incentive to learn. They press 2 for Spanish or find someone to interpret.

    • Charles Martel

      The white immigrants are smarter.

    • Rurik

      Because Ohio was traditionally a province of Guatemala.

    • dd121

      If put to a vote, English is chosen to be the official language of the USA by at least 70%. The leftist courts always throw out the will of the American people.

    • rightrightright

      When the Moslem numbers have bulked up in the USA, you will know some more.

    • HE2

      Truth, Sikhs who swarm the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys of California do not learn English either, and exhibit the same entitlement mentality as browns and blacks And they SMELL.
      Yet they manage to pull in every public assistance possibility in existence, however.

      • dd121

        It’s the curry.

        • HE2

          “Curry powder” is a mixture of dry roasted cumin, fenugreek, GARLIC, asafoetida, and the armpit b.o. smelling spice, turmeric, then there are dry mustard, black mustard seeds and a few others, depending on your recipe. The emanating smell is potent and penetrating.
          A good cook Indian workmate used to invite me to her home for scrumptious meals, teaching me how in the process.
          I make killer lamb korma.

          • dd121

            I love Indian food. Let’s just say getting used to the all penetrating smell of curry is a work in progress.

    • H. Leonskoi

      Some of the big-city school districts didn’t even try to teach the kids English in the 90’s. They sent them all of the way through high school in bilingual classes, even if they started in elementary.

      • H. Leonskoi

        PS Since English is the new Lingua Franca it is really ridiculous that they would refuse to learn it because it gives one an economic advantage throughout the world.

    • ElComadreja

      This is a problem almost exclusive to Spanish speakers. Asians have no problem learning English unlike Hispanics whose children, though born here, still speak an accented pidgin.

  • MekongDelta69

    Everybody’s (who has a spine) response should be:

    Don’t let the border smack you on the butt on your way out.”

  • I’m not happy that more and more doctors don’t seem to speak English.

    • LexiconD1

      Try working with them. I can hardly understand them, and their writing looks like gibberish. I’m surprised we don’t have more medical error because of it.

      • Reynardine

        We do have some pretty big errors, which is why there’s a push for digitalization and computerization….

        And of course, you go for the lowest bidder… so Sanjay the H1b from India gets hired for the project, and he doesn’t speak English well either…

        • LexiconD1

          Those only work, if what you input in to them is right in the first place. I’ve seen some egregious errors. Dr. are not nice when you call them, off hours, and ask them for a corrective of their orders.

      • Race War Provisions

        Is it any surprise the Black, Indian, Muzzie, and Hispanic doctors are the worst to understand but the White and the Asian are opposite. I remember speaking with a 100 year old Asian doctor from San Francisco and he spoke better english than all Brown doctors I’ve met. Care to guess if he learned it after he arrived here? I’ll give you a hint, he stated “You really saved my bacon”

  • Alexandra1973

    If they don’t like it they can go home.

    • Whitetrashgang

      By that you mean Washington?

      • Alexandra1973

        Oh, come on, you know I mean whatever third-world hellhole they came from! 🙂

      • Katherine McChesney

        Washington is NOT the home of hispanics or latinos.

  • superlloyd

    ‘The LA Times reported that illegal aliens are unhappy that not enough doctors speak Spanish.’

    The brazen nerve of these criminals and shameless parasites is appalling. They should be grateful that they’re being attended to at all instead of being rightly booted back over the border without compunction.

    • bilderbuster

      They have community activists and organizers to teach them these things.

  • Magician

    This sounds about as idiotic as complaining that they do not offer sushi in an Italian restaurant.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    Sadly we are having less American doctors and the few white doctors we have most are greedy baboons.
    The VA is filled with foreign doctors that treat out vets and maybe that is why they are dying. Killing off white America.

    • exlib93

      I fear this is what is in store for the Baby Boomers, Gen X, etc. Death will come on a dirty gurney in an overcrowded emergency room. Liberal whites who sided with these policies will get no special treatment. They will be tossed to the “glue factory”, as Boxer the Horse in Animal Farm. The third world misery they caused will be shared by all.

      I hope they at least realize this as the gangrene is creeping up their leg.

      • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

        Liberal whites deserve what they get because they made this travesty a reality.

        • John Smith

          All kinds of whites will suffer for their actions, however.

          • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

            Sad, but true.

      • Ella

        Well, we should practice really good health habits to avoid the ever growing population of foreign doctors and declining hygiene in hospitals. Let the Libs endure most of the ER horrors in the near future.

    • bilderbuster

      If the doctors don’t get them then the third world orderlies will abuse them during their final years at the old folks home.

      • Race War Provisions

        Stay strong. We need to be aware of the mistakes the brown/illegal/muzzie doctors and orderlies, we must always look out for malpractice with a due diligence. Keeping them accountible is the way to do it. The life you say could be yours

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    This is the same as a 75 year old Syrian Muslim refugee that refused to go into a home that the Swedish government had prepared for him and his family because they did not clear the ice in front of the house. Such ingrates

    • Ella

      I awaited for the situation that the previous tenant cooked pork in the kitchen, but ice was more ridiculous.

  • SentryattheGate

    “There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americans . . .The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities. We have but one flag. We must also learn one language and that language is English.”
    President Theodore Roosevelt

  • Luca

    Well, with all those Dreamers and anchor babies getting educated on the taxpayer dime, what jobs are they moving in to?

    They’re probably becoming teachers ‘Chicano Studies’ Spanish 101 or they’ll become Diversity officers. They’re certainly not picking fruit or becoming doctors.

    • Hammerheart

      Starbucks always needs dull liberal arts majors as baristas.

  • ozamataz

    Unhappy, huh? How about they go home for treatment. Or they can stay here and die for refusing to learn English.. Either works for me. The heard needs to be thinned.

  • dd121

    The illegals don’t like it that American doctors don’t speak Spanish? I can think of a very simple solution to that. It’s all pointed south.

  • DonReynolds

    GREAT!
    If they get unhappy enough, maybe they will simply return to their own country to see their own family physician. They are foreign citizens. They are not required to be happy being in this country illegally.

  • Truthseeker

    I love politically incorrect articles. I have as much sympathy for the invaders as this writer apparently does.

  • kenfrombayside

    Re Immigration. If say or do nothing about this criminal third world invasion, you are part of the problem. Keep in contact with your elected reps; consistently go to the polls and vote against the true enemy of the white race: the Democratic Party; do yourgardening, don’t eat out and do your own laundry; go to numbersusa and join other organization that advocate a reduction in immigration. Make no mistake, this third world assault is a form of genocide against America’s white.

  • Pelayo

    If you want Spanish speaking doctors there are several countries where you can find many of them..

  • BloodofAlbion75

    The arrogance and sense of entitlement that these illegal aliens have is sickening.

    • bilderbuster

      It makes me want to go all Mengele on them.

  • Dave West

    The most disturbing thing to me isn’t the lazy demands of illegal invaders, its the millions of whites who consider those demands relevant and warranted.

  • Chip Carver

    Gee, who has inflated their natural arrogance to such high levels? The unending propaganda from the media declaring them to be supremely special doesn’t have anything to do with it, does it?

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    The LA Times…

    Didn’t read further than that.

    Didn’t have to.

    I already knew an illegal alien sob story was coming. It’s all the LA Times rattles on about.

    The problem is so easily solved: They could go back to where their doctors speak their native language.

    I agree with them on one thing: It’s hard to find a doctor in Southern California that speaks MY language, English.

    Meanwhile, our veterans…

  • I will never see a doctor who speaks Spanish.

    • John Smith

      At least not as a first language, but it’s getting to be a survival skill in much of the country, unfortunately.

  • RacialRay

    It seems almost quaint to be describing it as a ‘border’. More like waves lapping at the shoreline of what used to be the southern United States, depositing a never-ending accumulation of flotsam and jetsam.

    And by God, the flotsam and jetsam demand service providers who speak their language.

    Su casa es mi casa, Gringo.

    • Reynardine

      What’s different about Hispanic immigration is that it’s not a wave… it’s a flood.

      With the Germans, Irish, Italians, Poles, there was one big wave followed by a trickle from the homeland.

      We’re drowning in Hispanics.

  • Steve_in_Vermont

    I can imagine myself going to another country and complaining that the citizens don’t speak English. Steve Martin (the comic) did a routine about going to France, stating it was a strange country. “They even had a different word for everything”. Only in a society where “entitlement” is (apparently) a constitutional right can someone illegally in the country complain about medical care.

    • Ella

      And, criticize the language that the local population speaks. In France, they should speak Polish or Dutch, not that vowel-filled mouth of words!

    • Charles Martel

      Well you certainly can complain when you go to Londanistan.

  • stedman holder

    Parasites,go back to mexico, problem solved.

  • Ella

    Well, Mexico is just a short trip over the border for many Spanish speakers so I have no problem that they can pay for their medical services at home. If it is so important, bring a translation book and look up “hot pee” or something.

  • H. Leonskoi

    Talk about ethnocentric idiots! The whole system should revolve around invaders. I have another idea: Regresen a su pais!

    • Alexandra1973

      Then they have the nerve to carp and complain that we like things in English.

  • Marilyn Rosen

    Ok, this may have been said before but I am new at posting here. If I were to live or visit a different country I would take the time to learn their language and their way of life. My ancestors who came from their home country told their children that they only speak German at home. In public they speak English so as not to appear rude to non speaking Germans, and more importantly to assimilate to American ways.

  • De Doc

    We know the answer to their complaint. All together now: “Go Home!”

  • LeonNJ

    I hope we have doctors who can speak Aztec and Mayan. It’s an injustice on our part if we don’t accommodate all indigenous Latin American languages. We have to remember that Spanish as well as English are imperialist white languages and it’s racist if we make those poor souls who cross our border to speak these languages.

  • Reynardine

    I listened to NPR a few months back, and it turns out that Hispanics and Latinos actually have little idea what health care is… in fact they don’t even have a word for it!

    www npr org/2014/01/20/263361444/language-remains-a-barrier-in-latino-health-care-enrollment

  • Race War Provisions

    I say Let the Hispanic Doctor’s pass Medical School so they can treat the illegals, if they have any malpractice lawsuits due to them not being able to pass on merit, it would only help!

    I refuse to go to a doctor that isn’t white, is that racist to myself?

  • rightrightright

    In the UK, interpreters are supplied on demand. Further, third worlders don’t have to queue at A&E as their interpreters are funded by the taxpayer and an hour or two’s wait is deemed too expensive. Third worlders are therefore bounced to the head of the list.

    My view is that if these people can’t speak English, they are dumb animals and are in the wrong place. They should be treated by a vet.

  • John Smith

    Don’t forget that medical facilities and physicians in private practice are REQUIRED to provide translators AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE. Many are seriously PO’d and scum-sucking bottom-feeder attorneys are circling the waters waiting to sue for not having done so or alleged “malpractice” resulting from a negative outcome after having done so (e.g., inadequate translation).

  • Earl P. Holt III

    I also am “flummoxed and alienated” by our health care system, which seems more adept at generating paper than serving the needs of clients…

  • exlib93

    Thank you…good article.

  • Ograf

    I worked in el paso for a while. One would be amazed the amount of non English speaking people magically became English literate when they realized I wasn’t going to release their order to them in Spanish. Simply amazing. My friend and I made a big hoo doo about English being the language of the country etc etc.

  • WR_the_realist

    American Thinker does have American writers who think. Imagine that.

  • OhWow

    Wonder what would happen if a bunch of whites went to Somalia and demanded they all speak english and let 20 million of our friends come in pumping babies out on their soil and have them become citizens.

  • brior

    I too am”flummoxed and alienated”on how to get these invaders out of MY country.