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Tech snags delay INS student tracker

Last-minute technical snags forced the Immigration and Naturalization Service to give schools a two-week reprieve before they begin using a new online system to report information on foreign students, teachers and exchange visitors. The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), which was scheduled to go live Jan. 30, is intended to make it easier for the agency to keep track of people who enter the country on education-related visas. “As we were getting close, on [Jan. 29], it became apparent some of the schools were having problems accessing the system,” INS spokesman Christopher Bentley said. One problem was a demand overload on INS’ servers, slowing system response, which he said has been fixed. Full Story

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