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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
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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
Backlash stirs in US against foreign worker visas

...also assert that some visa holders will stay...top users of H-1B visas aren't even tech...the H-1B and other visa programs can be traced...executive business visas instead of using H-1B...said that "hiring visa workers is part of...valid temporary work visas, some not in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-06/backlash-stirs-us-against-
Costco makes deal with Visa, Citigroup

...16 years, the retailer is switching to Visa and will use Citigroup as its exclusive...will change?A: Costco will only accept Visa credit cards at its stores starting April...2016. Customers will also be able to use Visa and MasterCard debit cards, or pay in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-02/costco-makes-deal-visa-cit
Costco strikes credit card deal with Citi, Visa

...the exclusive issuer of its co-branded credit cards, with Visa replacing American Express as the card network.The deal is...is set to expire March 31, 2016. Costco says the deal with Visa and Citigroup Inc. would take effect the next day.The company...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-02/costco-strikes-credit-card
Columbia County Library to teach civics class for non-English-speakers

...simplify the bureaucracy for them."Students in the library's English as a second language course include those on short-term visas who come to the U.S. specifically to learn English, businessmen working at local companies who want to become more comfortable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-04-13/columbia-county-library-t
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
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