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U.S. Visa Vetting Would Be Much More Extreme Under New Trump Proposal

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The Trump administration has proposed a new rule that could force every single U.S. visa applicant to provide five years of social media history – affecting nearly 15 million people per year.

It’s a proposal with extreme consequences for the tourist and travel industry, and could lead to reciprocal rules in other countries for American travellers.

Just a few months ago, this rule was put in place for a small group of visa seekers who were selected for additional screening.

Now we are seeing it expanded to every single person who needs a visa to visit the U.S. If we don’t stop this proposal now, we could see even more extreme measures in the future.

The real effect of this rule on free speech is that people will be afraid to post opinions that are critical of the U.S. administration or policies online.

Originally via OpenMedia.org

“Extreme digital vetting” could be about to get a lot worse in the U.S. The Trump administration has proposed a new rule that would force every single person who needs a visa to enter the U.S. for tourism or immigration to provide five years of social media history.

Read the original article at https://openmedia.org/en/applying-us-visa-extreme-digital-vetting-could-be-about-get-worse

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