US: Visa processing back to speed after computer glitch

According to the US Department of Commerce, close to 75 million tourists entered the United States in 2014US visa processing has returned to full strength after hardware problems, the State Department said Monday, noting that 410,000 visas were issued in a week as officials scrambled to clear a huge backlog. A team of about 100 computer experts had been working to resolve the hardware failure, which emerged at a State Department facility in the United States on June 9. The hardware failure had been preventing processing and transmitting the mandatory security-related biometric data checks.

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