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DHS expands recordkeeping to include social media information

  1. Date Announced

    Sept. 18, 2017

    DHS proposes to modify a DHS system of records titled "DHS/USCIS, ICE, CBP–001 Alien File, Index, and National File Tracking System of Records" to include records on applicants' country of nationality; country of residence; the USCIS Online Account Number; social media handles, aliases, associated identifiable information, and search results; and information regarding EOIR and BIA proceedings. DHS may track and investigate social media associated with applicants seeking to enter or stay in the United States. [ID #864]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Sept. 18, 2017
Status: Final/Actual
Subject Matter: Enforcement
Agencies Affected: DHS

Commentary

Federal Plan To Keep Files Of Immigrant Social Media Activity Causes Alarm

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U.S. to Collect Social Media Data on All Immigrants Entering Country

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DHS Should Stop the Social Media Surveillance of Immigrants

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