State Dept. Wants Visa Applicants' Social Media History

Law360 (March 29, 2018, 7:52 PM EDT) -- The U.S. State Department is seeking to require foreigners to provide a five-year history of their social media accounts as part of the process of applying for all immigrant and most nonimmigrant visas, according to a notice to be published in the Federal Register on Friday.

The proposed rule would also allow the agency to collect email addresses, phone numbers and an international travel log going back five years, as well as information about all prior immigration violations and family members who have been involved in terrorist activities. The measure is part of the agency’s implementation of President Donald Trump’s March...

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