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They All Want Their P-1

Something we rarely hear discussed, but many good points... from the News & Observer,
Vasicek, 23, is a major-leaguer, one of the best hockey players in the world. He gets a special pass, the P-1 visa, dedicated to the world's top athletes and entertainers. Foreign-born minor-leaguers -- whether they play hockey in a rural Northern town or baseball with the Durham Bulls -- get no such privileges. They stand in line for seasonal worker visas, competing for the same passes used by temporary workers in the hotel and restaurant industries. As the U.S. Senate continues its debate on new immigration policies for the nation, a senator from the hockey-loving state of Maine wants to change life for those minor-leaguers. Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican, has introduced an amendment that would expand P-1 visas to them.
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