The US is full of people with foreign degrees working in their fields, right? (I think esp. of the medical field.)
Today I was talking to the young woman from my cleaning service and found she has a degree in chemical engineering from the U. of the Andes in Colombia! She is currently breaking her back for around $12.50/hr (something that makes me very uncomfortable but that is another conversation).
She thinks she will receive her green card soon. Her English is correct but slow and I have to repeat myself often for her to understand - she just needs more practice. Would she be employable in her field once she gets her GC, or would she need more schooling here? She told me she worked for a year after graduating for a company that extracted oil from palm trees to use as fuel, if I got that straight, so a biotech corp. I guess. She said "factory" but I'm thinking that wasn't the word she wanted.