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US Immigrations: Visa Applicants may have to Give Social Media Passwords

us immigration visa: Now if you want to travel to the USA for a visit to the country you may have to give over your social networking account password. In a move to make it tough for visiting the US, they are now asking for social media passwords for a background check. The US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said, “We’re looking at some enhanced or some additional screening.”

He said this at a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee. He said, “We may want to get on their social media, with passwords.” He also said on Tuesday: “It’s very hard to truly vet these people in these countries, the seven countries… But if they come in, we want to say, what websites do they visit, and give us your passwords. So we can see what they do on the internet.” He added, “If they don’t want to cooperate, then they don’t come in” to the United States.

Visa Applicants may have to Give Social Media Passwords: Says DHS

Visa Applicants may have to Give Social Media Passwords

The President of the Donald Trump Appointee, Kelly insisted that wanting the visitor’s social networking passwords was only one of “the things that we’re thinking about”. He added saying, “We can follow the money, so to speak. How are you living, who’s sending you money?” Kelly said, “It applies under certain circumstances, to individuals who may be involved in on the payroll of terrorist organisations.” He said to the Congress that this measure was one of several considered to vet refugees and visa applicants. The comments came on the same day that judges heard arguments on President Donald Trump’s executive order. The order is to temporarily bar entry to several refugees and travellers. These are from the seven countries like Syria, Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, and Yemen.

The H-1B visas are generally intended for those foreign nationals who come under “speciality” category. These occupations require higher education including computer programmers, scientists, and engineers too. As per the USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services), it includes but not limited to scientists, engineers or computer programmers. The majority of visas are to outsourcing firms that faced criticism that firms use visas to fill lower level IT jobs.

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