New York Congressman wants special visa for foreign models

June 13th, 2008 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, June 13 (ANI): New York Congressman Anthony Weiner has introduced a bill to make it easier for foreign fashion models to get visas to work in the U.S.

Apparently, the 43-year-old Weiner thinks New York needs more professional catwalkers from Europe, Asia and other fabulous places.

“From Fashion Week to our vibrant publishing industry to the many designers that call New York City home, fashion is a vital part of our economy that drives thousands of jobs,” the New York Daily news quoted Weiner, as saying.

Weiner has proposed legislation giving international beauties their own U.S. visa category, rather than have them compete with computer analysts and scientists for the non-immigrant H-1B visa for skilled professionals.

However, some American fashionistas accused Weiner of trying to make life harder for American beauties by easing the way for imports.

“Forget trying to bring in new meat. Let’s divvy it up between the Americans on American soil, please,” said ex-supermodel Janice Dickinson. (ANI)

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