Watchdog Slams US Plan to Collect Social Media Data from Visa Applicants
08:40, Mar 31, 2018
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In the document, the State Department also said that an applicant would have the option to "provide information about any social media identifiers associated with any platforms other than those that are listed that the applicant has used in the last five years".
The plan, if approved by the Office of Management and Budget, will expand the vetting regime applied to those flagged for extra immigration scrutiny - rolled out previous year - to every immigrant visa applicant and to non-immigrant visa applicants such as business travelers and tourists.
About 14.7m immigrant and non-immigrant applicants will be asked to list the social media usernames they have used for the past five years. Apparently, the proposed rule would affect nearly 15 million foreigners who annually apply for a USA visa.
But the new proposal would add a tangible new requirement for millions of people who apply to visit the United States for work or pleasure, including citizens of such countries as Brazil, China, India and Mexico.
The U.S. State Department said Thursday it plans to require foreigners seeking visas to enter the United States to submit their social media histories.
Don Crocetti, a former senior fraud investigator for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said an individual's refusal to turn over their social media accounts couldn't alone be used to deny approval.
The revised visa application forms will also include additional information regarding the visa medical examination that some applicants may be required to undergo.
After this proposed issue the public would have around 60 days to propose to this issue.There will be one question which responds to the applicant which identifies the provider and preceding the day of the application.
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Members of the #BringBackOurGirls (#BBOG) have sworn to interrogate the circumstances of the Dapchi school girls release. It was the biggest mass abduction since the militant group took away more than 250 girls from Chibok town in 2014.
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What was the need to lie to us? The entire world and the neighbouring countries had confirmed that they were not alive. Swaraj said, "The plane carrying mortal remains will first go to Amritsar, then to Patna and then to Kolkata ".
He said the death rate in New Hampshire is twice the national average. "We have to get tough on these people", said Trump. He outlined the proposal during a speech in New Hampshire, a state badly affected by the opioid crisis.
Staub's jersey number, 10, was retired by the Expos, who relocated to the USA capital in 2004 and became the Washington Nationals. Staub came up with what was then known as the Houston Colt.45s, later the Astros, in 1963, at the age of 19.
Australia trails South Africa by 294 runs. "He has said to me that CA will be responding decisively‚ as they should". India, in protest, ensured that the last Test lost its official status as an worldwide match.
Oklahoma teachers, who have not had a raise since 2007, have set a statewide walkout for Monday to pressure lawmakers. The measure has been described as "the largest teacher pay raise in the history of the state", according to CNN.
They, among any other inductees, will be officially announced this weekend during NCAA Final Four programming. The seven-time All-Star played for the Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, Suns and Los Angeles Clippers .
A shallow grave was discovered in Northern California during the search for a missing actress, authorities announced Tuesday. Shabani, 25, was last seen on security camera around 1:15 p.m. on February 23 near her Hollywood home, police said .
Dow jumps 400 points as trade war fears cool
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Turkey's Erdogan: EU membership remains strategic goal
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Governor decries temporary block on abortion law
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Thousands of Kidde smoke alarms recalled
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