Monday, 23 September, 2019


DoS Wants to Collect Social Media Info for All Visa Applicants

The proposal if approved by the Office of Management and Budget, would require most immigrant and non-immigrant visa applicants to list all social media identities they have used in the past five years. Dado Ruvic Reuters DoS Wants to Collect Social Media Info for All Visa Applicants
Conrad Doyle | 03 April, 2018, 01:40

The department estimates it would affect 710,000 immigrant visa applicants and 14 million non-immigrant visa applicants, including those who want to come to the US for business or education, according to the documents.

The new rules would affect almost 15 million foreigners who apply for visas to enter the US each year, it said.

The information will be used to vet and identify them, according to the proposals, which would affect about 14.7 million people annually.

The proposals support President Donald Trump's campaign pledge in 2016 to crack down on illegal immigration for security reasons and his call for "extreme vetting" of foreigners entering the United States.

People also would be asked to provide handles for any social media platforms that aren't listed on the visa application, but the official confirmed the agency wouldn't ask for any social media or email passwords.

The American Civil Liberties Union expressed concern, saying the move would have a "chilling" effect on freedom of speech and association.

The proposal will remain open for public comment until May 29, after which it will head to the Office of Management and Budget for approval. Other new questions being proposed would ask applicants to provide a five-year history of their telephone numbers, email addresses and worldwide travel; to list previous immigration violations or deportations; and to disclose whether "specified" family members have been involved in terrorist activities. They will be asked if they have been deported or removed from any country and whether family members have been involved in terrorist activities, the department said.

"Collecting this additional information from visa applicants will strengthen our process for vetting these applicants and confirming their identity", the State Department official told Nextgov.

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