Why the US has so many Filipino nurses

The U.S. healthcare system is still reaping the fruits of colonization.

“Since 1960, 150,000 Filipino nurses have come to work in the US. It began with the US colonization of the Philippines under the guise of “benevolent assimilation” and has increased due to a series of US immigration policies. It has resulted in a pipeline that allows the US to draw nurses from the Philippines every time it faces a shortage.”

Related:

“’Similar to Times of War’: The Staggering Toll of COVID-19 on Filipino Health Care Workers,” Nina Martin and Bernice Yeung, ProPublica

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