Take Two for May 23, 2013

Fashion models among skilled workers eligible for H1B visas

Audi Star Creation Competition

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General Atmosphere of models walking down the runway at the Audi Star Creation Runway Showdown event at Tent @ Marina Promenade on May 13, 2013 in Singapore.

There has been a lot of talk in recent weeks about the H1B visas, the work visas reserved for those with special skills. Tech moguls like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg have been lobbying Congress to increase the number of H1B visas doled out each year.

But these visas aren't just for coders and programmers;  fashion models can also apply for them. Modeling is the only profession eligible for H1B visa status which doesn't require a bachelor's degree.

For more on this curious situation, we're joined now by Neil Ruiz, a senior analyst for the Brookings Institution.


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