Gov't Scrutiny Of Social Media Will Unduly Hinder Immigration

Law360 (June 14, 2019, 3:21 PM EDT) -- In May, the U.S. Department of State began collecting social media information — five years’ worth — for everyone applying for a visa to either work, study, visit, do business or even live permanently in the U.S. The administration says the proposed rules, in the works now for over a year, are necessary for vetting people’s backgrounds.

But I believe the changes will have consequence far beyond what we have seen with the Muslim travel ban. With the proliferation of social media across the globe, this affects virtually everyone coming to this country. The Trump administration will have unfettered discretion to deny...

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