Listen: U.S. Requiring Social Media Information From Visa Applicants
"To be leaving the area, the US State Department now will require nearly all applicants for visas to the US to submit their social media user names, the new roles which have just taken affect are expected to impact about fifteen million visitors to the. United States each year university of San Francisco school of law professor, Bill king tells KCBS that the new rules likely will slow down the process of issuing visas in that, about seven hundred thousand of the people who will be affected or people immigrating legally to the US. Hang says the previously social media information information only had to be site from applicants coming from countries that had been identified as hotbeds of terrorist activity. But now will apply to everyone. Five years of your social media accounts and passwords, and even your phone numbers, you're for we're gonna look at your phone records as well. The idea according to administration that they want to look into every nook and cranny of somebody's background to see if there's something about the individual that might radio. Red flag. Hang says the new roles have been in the making for about a year, but there has been internal resistance at the State Department because of the extra work that will now be required"