Immigrants Planning to Enter U.S. Must Turn Over Five Years of Social Media History

The U.S. State Department has announced that it will be requiring the vast majority of immigrants seeking visas to enter the U.S. to provide five years of detailed social media history usage, including their usernames for popular social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. The application also will require applicants to list usernames for other social media platforms not specifically identified on the application. In addition to social media information, visa applicants will have to provide previous telephone number, email addresses, prior immigration violation, and information about any family members who have been involved in terrorist activities. This move is only one of the latest attempts by the Trump administration to crack down on illegal immigration and protect the country from alleged “terrorists” being able to enter the country. The Trump administration previously had announced its intent to implement “extreme vetting” procedures to…

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