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INS announces it has exhausted its allotment of high-tech visas

...the ceiling on the visa program. The Immigration...out 115,000 H-1B visas for the fiscal year...handed out 74,300 visas and has more than...will stop accepting visa petitions on Tuesday...capped at 65,000 visas annually. Heeding...temporarily boosted the visa category, which is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/03/18/tec_284854.shtml
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Security changes affect students with visas

...With tighter restrictions on foreign visas imposed after the Sept. 11 terrorist...coordinators. Ms. Manlopat said that her visa will have to be renewed in August and...in the United States with visitors' visas and began flight classes before their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/04/22/met_339934.shtml
Metro | Augusta State University | Paine College
Senate debates bill to create more visas

...announced May 11 that the 65,000 visas for 1998 had been depleted...Abraham's bill would add 30,000 visas for the remainder of this year...temporary increase of 115,000 visas is too large and that the five-year...examination of the so-called H-1B visa program shows only a small percentage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/19/bus_228472.shtml
Business
Russia presses EU for help with visas, technology

...will press the European Union to scrap visas for its citizens and seek the EU's help...to show political will and scrap entry visas for Russians."We would like to see our...political decisions."Russia has been seeking visa-free travel to Europe for years, but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-05-30/russia-presses-eu-help-vis
Business
Ga. might cut help for farmers to get US visas for migrant workers

...navigate the process of getting visas for foreign laborers.Republican...farmers as they attempted to seek visas for foreign workers through...their own employees who manage visa issues or they hire contractors...assistance to navigate the federal visa program."It's an enormous...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-01-23/ga-might-cut-help-farmers-get
Don't boost H-1b visas

...displease their boss or the temporary agency, they can be deported and then forced to repay the agency a big fee. This ancillary problem, too, can be curbed if Congress simply holds the line against the issuance of any more H-1b visas.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/26/edi_264489.shtml
Editorials
Analyst says immigrants beneficial for economy

...economic luncheon by the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce. Having a better immigration policy that allows more people to get visas to work in the U.S. would be beneficial to the economy, Nowrasteh said. Immigrants are people, and they are an integral...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-03-22/analyst-say
Zahir Belounis gets his exit visa out of Qatar

...country has granted Zahir Belounis an exit visa.The case of Belounis became a cause celebre...trapped in Qatar by being denied an exit visa because he was suing Qatari side Al-Jaish...tweeted Wednesday "#zahir has his exit visa." He then told The Associated Press that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-11-27/zahir-belounis-gets-
Travel concerns, threats from terrorists hamper Sochi ticket sales

...the area, and the hassle of obtaining visas and spectator passes."Some people are...travelers must navigate the time-consuming visa process and requirement to obtain a "spectator...complexity, with spectator passes and visa and so on, is what scares off fans, more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-01-21/travel-concerns-threats-
Republicans shift focus from government in party's response to State of the Union

...United States illegally.The chairwoman of the House Republican Conference focused on dealing with border security and expanding visas to attract high-tech workers.Her remarks were highly personal, devoted in large part to her background and family. She...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-01-28/republicans-shift-focus-