Rep. Ilhan Omar
Make no mistake: This is fascism in action. There’s no guarantee that the Trump administration won’t weaponize immigrants’ political views against them by denying entry. https://t.co/L9N5O7PcQC
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) September 9, 2019
The Department of Homeland Security plans to begin requesting social media information on applications for immigration benefits and foreign travel to the US, an expansion of data collection already taking place.
Some foreign travelers to the US, as well as applicants for immigration benefits, will be asked to list their social media accounts and usernames for the past five years, according to a notice in the Federal Register. The information will be used to determine whether an individual “poses a law enforcement or national security risk to the United States.”
Social media platforms that DHS will ask about include Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, Ask.fm, Weibo, Myspace, YouTube and Linkedin. The agency says it will not collect passwords and will review only publicly available information.
Can someone explain to me why we aren’t allowed to track the Social Media platforms of those entering the US? It is funny that Ilhan Omar constantly claims most immigrants are good-hearted people. If she actually believed that why would she care if they are vetted before coming in?
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