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Latino Daily News

Friday February 18, 2011

SFA, Oscar de la Renta & Other Fashion Leaders Join in Call for Easier Immigration Visa Requirements

Fashion icons like Oscar de la Renta to fashion retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue are calling on the government to ease the visa application process for all international workers.

These fashion industry players are joining New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as Fashion Week closes, in the ‘Partnership for a New American Economy’.  The organization seeks a path for undocumented immigrants to obtain legal status in the country so that corporate American can hire more foreign students and attract international talent.

Big fashion industry players like Perry Ellis and Diane von Furstenberg also joined the call to ease visa application requirements in light of snafu’s at Fashion Week.  For example, many models were either delayed or unable to work at fashion week due to those visa restrictions.