The "Cultural Ambassador," or Q1 visa, was created by Congress back in 1983 to help the Disney Corporation staff its newly opened Florida theme-park. The Epcot Center showcases the pavilions of eleven foreign countries and has an endless World's Fair vibe. It's almost possible to imagine that a foreign worker who is serving beverages and bussing tables is sharing "cultural heritage" when dressed in lederhosen.
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In an effort to sidestep the stricter immigration laws passed by Congress in 2007, Colorado ski resorts now use Q1 visas to find foreign workers. Whether ski-resort jobs have any resemblance to the culture of Mexico or Australia, it will be interesting to see how the ambassadors perform this sham... -- Kenny Be