The proposal, if approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), would require most immigrant and non-immigrant visa applicants to list all social media identities they have used in the past five years. "It will infringe on the rights of immigrants and USA citizens by chilling freedom of speech and association, particularly because people will now have to wonder if what they say online will be misconstrued or misunderstood by a government official".
If you're hoping to apply for a US visa in the future, you may have to prepare yourself to hand over a lot of your very personal information - including your Twitter handle.
While the documents were already posted on the Federal Register's website since yesterday, the 60-day public commenting period will only begin today as soon as the Friday's edition of the documents have been published.
"This upgrade to visa vetting is long overdue, and it's appropriate to apply it to everyone seeking entry, because terrorism is a worldwide problem. The aim is to try to weed out people with radical or risky views", said Jessica Vaughan, policy studies director at the Center for Immigration Studies.
As per the document published on the Federal Reserve's website, the application for the United States visa may be revised to include additional questions regarding the various social media platforms being used by the applicants within five years preceding the date of the application.
Don Crocetti, a former senior fraud investigator for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said it makes sense to collect the information - but said officers need to stay within privacy rules, too.
The State Department estimates that the new visa forms would affect 710,000 immigrant visa applicants and 14 million non-immigrant visa applicants. It could also conceivably include social-media platforms based overseas, like QQ and Weibo in China and VK in Russian Federation.
The proposal, which comes from the state department, would require most visa applicants to give details of their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
In turn, DHS established a task force for using social media to screen immigration applicants.
If you're hoping to apply for some kind of visa to immigrate to the U.S., it seems that you might need to hand over some of your social media information. The government has failed to disclose how this information - accurate or not - may be shared across government agencies and have consequences for individuals living in America, including US citizens.
Barnes (pictured above) said sheriffs considered challenging the law in court but chose to defer to the federal government. Supervisor Michelle Steel , who introduced the resolution, delivered a statement explaining the measure.
China has recently put the space station into "sleep mode" ahead of it de-orbitization and its replacement with a new model. Instead, he points out, you'd need to lodge a complaint with your government who might then seek damages on your behalf.
Current model data is showing the warmer temperatures sticking around for a bit for the end of the month and into early April. Temps on Saturday and Sunday will remain above freezing between Boston and Worcester, with highs in the upper 30's.
Posting on Twitter, Warner said: "Mistakes have been made which have damaged cricket ". "There is a human side to this". That will be a key discussion point of an independent review of the team's culture that has been announced.
Cheeks averaged 11.1 points and 2.1 steals per game and was the starting point guard for the 1983 champion Philadelphia 76ers . In his career , he averaged 16.7 points per game, 6 rebounds per game, 4.1 assists and had a 48.3 field goal percentage.
Smith and newly appointed skipper Tim Paine embraced in the hotel and moments later Smith left, dragging a suitcase behind him. Warner and Bancroft were also expected to receive lengthy bans and have also been expelled from the team.
He added that the decision was taken based on intelligence from the Garda (Irish police) and Irish defence forces. Britain has already expelled 23 Russian diplomats, with Moscow retaliating with a tit-for-tat move.
They got as close as 56-51 with less than five minutes to play, but Villanova closed the game on a 15-8 run. For the record, MI has won 12 straight and hasn't lost since falling at Northwestern on February 6.
We can expect partly cloudy conditions to become mostly cloudy with showers and heavy down pours moving in by late Wednesday . Look for showers to move through the area overnight and last through the early morning hours of Wednesday .
Numerous countries to follow suit on Monday said they did so out of solidarity with the British government. Stoltenberg said he would also deny the pending accreditation request for three other Russian diplomats .
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Kevin Love has been placed in the NBA's concussion protocol
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Fresh rebel withdrawals from Syria's shrinking Ghouta
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