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U.S. "Genius" visa attracts entrepreneurs and Playmates
http://www.reuters.com/ ^

Posted on 06/29/2012 6:45:00 AM PDT by jakerobins

Shera Bechard, the Canadian-born former girlfriend of Playboy Enterprises founder Hugh Hefner, would not be an obvious candidate for the special visas that the U.S. government reserves for "individuals with extraordinary ability."

Playboy magazine named Bechard Miss November in 2010, and she also started an online photo-sharing craze called "Frisky Friday." Neither seems quite on the level of an "internationally recognized award, such as a Nobel Prize," which the government cites as a possible qualification.

But Los Angeles immigration lawyer Chris Wright argued that Bechard's accomplishments earned her a slot. The government ultimately agreed.

That kind of success has put Wright on the map as the go-to visa fixer for both Hollywood and Silicon Valley. It also highlights the use of so-called genius visas known as O-1s and EB-1s, which have largely escaped political controversy and are now the immigration solution of choice for many entrepreneurs.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: sourcetitlenoturl
Great another loophole that Celeb elitists are exploiting......Glad to know the Genius Visas are being used for people like Piers Morgan and Hugh Hefners latest bimbo. /sarc
1 posted on 06/29/2012 6:45:05 AM PDT by jakerobins
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...special visas that the U.S. government reserves for "individuals with extraordinary ability."

Perhaps the CDC is interested in her ability to resist disease.

2 posted on 06/29/2012 6:49:18 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: jakerobins

Old saying ... “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”


3 posted on 06/29/2012 6:49:34 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: jakerobins

There are rules, gentlemen....


4 posted on 06/29/2012 6:55:50 AM PDT by henkster (Why should I care? Why should I care?)
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To: OldNavyVet

“Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

So I guess you’re saying she’s talked Hef into making her an heir, and she got in just before he croaks?


5 posted on 06/29/2012 6:56:54 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: jakerobins

Given the sort of people who get Nobel prizes these days, she’s overqualified.


6 posted on 06/29/2012 6:57:09 AM PDT by agere_contra
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Hey,if Osama Obama’s parasite aunt and uncle can get Green Cards there's no reason why a syphilis-ridden whore from Canada shouldn't get one too.A trained infectious disease specialist could only imagine the strains of gonorrhea and syphilis she picked up from that 85 year old worthless cradle-robbing pervert,Heffner.
7 posted on 06/29/2012 6:59:36 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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If Hugh Hefner was riddled with gonorrhea and syphilis he wouldn’t be alive at 85 today.


8 posted on 06/29/2012 7:09:17 AM PDT by RonF
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To: henkster
My apologies I almost forgot that the rule of law still applies at FR!
9 posted on 06/29/2012 7:11:24 AM PDT by jakerobins
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>>My apologies I almost forgot that the rule of law still applies at FR!<<

It may be the only place left in the entity formerly known as the USA. I wonder how many flags are flying upsid down today.


10 posted on 06/29/2012 7:15:18 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: jakerobins

is it just me, or does it look like she’s packing extra equipment?


11 posted on 06/29/2012 7:20:25 AM PDT by orlop9
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To: jakerobins

If I’m the Immigration guy I say:

“You’re in.”


12 posted on 06/29/2012 7:20:50 AM PDT by henkster (Why should I care? Why should I care?)
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To: NTHockey

I saw one yesterday in my ‘hood.


13 posted on 06/29/2012 7:20:50 AM PDT by Paladin2
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It appears to me that the more beautiful a woman is, the more clothes she has to take off in order to get attention.
If she were really valuable, and desirable, why would she have to do that?
But then, I’m just an old grandma...


14 posted on 06/29/2012 7:24:34 AM PDT by WestwardHo
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This Playboy women is so ugly...don't know how men even would want to procreate with her. Look at this poor women below...hideous....if it was just me and her and we were the only ones left on earth I might do it but only after placing a bag over her head...do it for the sake of the propogating the human race for humanity.


15 posted on 06/29/2012 7:26:03 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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It appears to me that the more beautiful a woman is, the more clothes she has to take off in order to get attention. If she were really valuable, and desirable, why would she have to do that?

Men don't want to see naked ugly women....

16 posted on 06/29/2012 7:28:22 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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To: orlop9

Obviously—the bathing suit.


17 posted on 06/29/2012 7:29:20 AM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: jakerobins
So those actually are brains.
18 posted on 06/29/2012 7:35:03 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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Shera Bechard, the Canadian-born former girlfriend of Playboy Enterprises founder Hugh Hefner, would not be an obvious candidate for the special visas that the U.S. government reserves for "individuals with extraordinary ability."

So who says that sucking a golf ball through a garden hose doesn't display "extraordinary ability?"

19 posted on 06/29/2012 7:38:18 AM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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Just a tad picky, aren’t we?

Would toss her out of bed for eating crackers, that’s fer sure.


20 posted on 06/29/2012 7:43:18 AM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: jakerobins

Why would Shera settle for Hef when she could have me?


21 posted on 06/29/2012 7:56:12 AM PDT by donozark (Col. C.Beckwith:I'd rather go down the river with 7 studs than with a hundred shitheads.)
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To: jakerobins

One set of laws for us - another set of laws for them.

Must be nice.


22 posted on 06/29/2012 8:00:11 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: jakerobins

I guess those really ARE brains...


23 posted on 06/29/2012 8:04:15 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: WestwardHo

If she were really valuable, and desirable, why would she have to do that?

From Grandpa: It’s like this Grandma, huh, oh never mind I forget.


24 posted on 06/29/2012 8:12:25 AM PDT by wita
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OTOH Barry-O got a Nobel Peace Prize.

Giving this gal a genius visa makes much more sense as "extraordinary ability" apparently now includes being able to suck-start a F-4.

25 posted on 06/29/2012 8:46:41 AM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: jakerobins

People have died for less


26 posted on 06/29/2012 8:49:27 AM PDT by grb
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