Fashion models in the Senate

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:


(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


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2 Responses to Fashion models in the Senate

  1. bafc23 says:

    well, there’s gotta be a loophole for international prostitution.

    oh, did I say that out loud?

  2. Heather says:

    There are many fashion models who are not American but who are successfully in American world fashion. They bring a lot of money to American economy by selling their images and I think that some of them, not all, “are of distinguished merit and ability”.

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