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Immigration Rules Keep Models Out of New York, Says Bloomberg

Friday, February 18, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has joined with leaders of the fashion industry to push for immigration reform, saying rules in place now are preventing many fashion models from strutting down runways in the U.S.

Bloomberg said arbitrarily low caps on visas, unpredictable processing delays and inconsistent criteria for work-related visas are keeping models out of the country and forced the cancelation of some photo shoots during Fashion Week, which ended Thursday.

"Some of the fashion people can't get their models over here, and they've started to cancel," Bloomberg said Friday on his weekly radio address on WOR. "Faith Kates from Next Model Management was telling us the other day they've started to cancel some of the photo shoots because they can't get the models in or their cameras."

Bloomberg said the fashion industry accounts for 5-1/2 percent of the city's workforce and 31 percent of its manufacturing jobs.

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Comments [4]

BSD

To Brittanicus from Indianapolis, IN:
Regardless of how you feel about illegal immigration, this isn't what the article is about. The models were clearly taking legal routes to attempt to work in this country... which is why they were unable to.

Feb. 18 2011 05:16 PM
maarten

josh- come on. that is the same as saying that foreign art is not needed since there are american artists. or not needing foreign cheese since there is american cheese.

Feb. 18 2011 04:56 PM
Brittanicus from Indianapolis, IN

American has been fooled for years by every administration that has catered to foreign nationals, giving hundreds of billions of dollars to families who never paid into any welfare pool. Even now illegal aliens parents are receiving (SSI) Supplementary Social Security Income having never paid taxes for them. Unbelievable amounts of money have been generously spirited from taxpayers to support foreign nationals by both the Federal and State governments. Do not believe they don't receive Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, low income housing. US citizens and legal non-citizen immigrants should be ushered to the front of pension lines and public benefits. Explain to me why we have veteran’s soldier’s homeless, single mothers with children and pensioners living on the streets. Yet illegal alien Mothers who intentionally slipped past the border or entered America by plane or ship pregnant to later have more children are allotted low income housing.

Every State is hurting now from years of neglect, for not confronting the illegal alien invasion of this country. But finally the 50 States subjected to this unparalleled occupation have started to fight back, against the reckless federal government. First it was the courageous border State of Arizona that even though it enacted policing laws, was attacked by the Department of Justice Czars and thrown to the liberal wolves in the 9th Federal District Court in San Francisco. The illegal alien occupation is like a prism of negative light, which streaks out in every direction causing maximum damage to every element of American life and the costs are impracticable to keep serving up anymore. We are educating foreign government’s children, offering them free health and even adding to the populations of our prisons. There is a Pdf file "Illegal Aliens and American Medicine. “ that every American should assimilate on Google.

But the momentum is climbing as more and more states have come to the conclusion, that these drains on their treasuries is caused by illegal immigration welfare benefits and the amnesty of 1986. A large majority of Americans sit back and do nothing, which is unacceptable when Liberal progressives are mainly to blame for the hundred billion dollar debt. We must all become activists and join the TEA Party, or pro-sovereignty groups such as NUMBERSUSA, who are fighting for you and you keeping your tax dollars. Once you are an anonymous member, you can fax you Federal, State or local Representative. Or hold accountable your Senator or Congressman in Washington, by calling 202-224-3121

Feb. 18 2011 02:25 PM
Josh from NYNY

There are no american models?

Feb. 18 2011 02:18 PM

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