I can’t make head nor tail of the Senate
immigration bill. It’s incredibly long, incredibly complicated, and full
of references to other bills, making it to all intents and purposes incomprehensible.
So I have no idea what I think of it.
But in among the amendments and additions, it’s good to see that someone in
the Senate was keeping their priorities straight. Of all the occupations one
might expect to see singled out for special attention, I have to say I wouldn’t
have expected fashion model to be high up the list. But here it is:
SEC. 402. NONIMMIGRANT TEMPORARY WORKER.
(a) Temporary Worker Category- Section 101(a)(15)(H) (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H))
is amended to read as follows:
`(H) an alien–
`(i)(b) subject to section 212(j)(2)–
`(aa) who is coming temporarily to the United States to perform
services (other than services described in clause (ii)(a) or subparagraph
(O) or (P)) in a specialty occupation described in section 214(i)(1)
or as a fashion model;
`(bb) who meets the requirements for the occupation specified
in section 214(i)(2) or, in the case of a fashion model,
is of distinguished merit and ability;
Unfortunately, since I’m not familiar with Section 101(a)(15)(H) (8 U.S.C.
1101(a)(15)(H)), I don’t know what fashion models might now be able to do that
they weren’t able to do in the past. But I do look forward to reading the jurisprudence
on the subject of whether a fashion model "is of distinguished merit and