Having the title of U.S. Congress Representative allows a person the luxury that few have. One of those luxuries is to advance efforts in pet projects. A quick example of this Queens Representative Anthony Weiner’s initiative to get more foreign models working on US soil. His reasoning works something like this: foreign models who are seeking work in the U.S. have to compete against highly skilled engineers, doctors and other technical workers for h-1b visas. These visas allow foreign workers to come to the U.S. and fill employment slots that show a demonstrated deficiency when it comes to hiring home-born workers.
With a limited number of h-1b visas given out each year, the models have trouble getting their own visas because they are not seen as necessary workers. Weiner is looking to change that by introducing a bill that would allow 1,000 special visas for these professional models. Former American model Janice Dickinson is opposed to this idea as she says that there are enough American models to fill the roles in coveted fashion modeling positions.