Trump Admin Seeks To Solidify Extra Visa Vetting Form

By Kelcee Griffis (August 2, 2017, 7:11 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration is seeking to make permanent a new visa vetting questionnaire that asks selected applicants for social media user names, travel history and other biographical information, according to a document being published Thursday.

In a document scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on Thursday, the Department of State says it is seeking comment on long-term approval of the form, which was already approved on a temporary, "emergency" basis.

Under the form, the agency has been collecting extra information from visa applicants deemed by consular officers to require additional vetting. The form probes 15 years of employment, address...

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