DHS Policy Limits Privacy Rights Of Foreigners In US

By Kelly Knaub (April 28, 2017, 5:01 PM EDT) -- The Department of Homeland Security issued new policy guidance Thursday that limits the privacy rights of immigrants and nonimmigrant foreigners in light of President Donald Trump's executive order excluding anyone other than U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents from the protections of the Privacy Act.

In its memorandum, the DHS said it must change a policy it had implemented in 2007 stating it would treat the personally identifiable information of all individuals the same under the Privacy Act, regardless of citizenship, as a result of Trump's Jan. 25 executive order.

Under the new policy, immigrants and nonimmigrant foreigners can obtain access to...

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