Rights Groups Comment On New DHS Immigrant Data Rule

By Kelly Knaub (October 19, 2017, 10:11 PM EDT) -- Rights groups have urged the U.S. Department of Homeland Security not to store social media information in immigration files in comments submitted to the agency this week, while the Immigration Reform Law Institute said the proposed changes are "common-sense updates." 

The American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Human Rights Watch and several dozen more rights groups told the DHS in comments submitted Wednesday that storing social media information in an individual's immigration file, or "Alien File," and sharing it with other government agencies as well as employers and private parties is an invasion of privacy that would chill freedom...

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