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Hartford Business (CT): Visa delay adds uncertainty for CT immigrant- entrepreneurs

Getting a work visa in the United States can be difficult, and the federal government this month put up another roadblock for hopeful immigrants.

The so-called International Entrepreneurs program, created under an executive order from former President Barack Obama, is now postponed until next March.

An estimated 3,000 immigrant-entrepreneurs — including some in Connecticut — were preparing to apply for the new visa program before it was abruptly delayed this month, a week before the application window was supposed to open.

For some, it might have been their first U.S. work visa following college graduation. For others, it was seen as one of a limited number of options for staying in the country once their H-1B visas, which can last up to six years, expired.

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