Who would like to enter with a visa in the United States, must, in future, reveal its Social Media identities. The application for the residence permit must be specified since the beginning of the month, the user name for Social Media accounts, email addresses and telephone numbers, during the last five years in use. The AP news Agency reported, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the United States wanted to improve the Screening process and the national security increase.
so Far, the applicant had to disclose this information only when a more detailed investigation is open, which had been, for example, in regions with terrorist activities on the go. Of these, about 65'000 people were affected annually.
"lies have serious consequences"
According to the US newspaper "The Hill" in the forms so far, only the big social networks to choose from. The list will be expanded, says an official of the Ministry of foreign Affairs in this Newspaper article: in the Future, the applicant would be able to all of the services that you use. He is also quoted as saying that a lie to the Social Media accounts of "serious consequences in the area of immigration".
to be evaluated How accurate is the information from the social media, is unclear. Accordingly, it is impossible to know whether some critical Tweets or Facebook Posts could be a cost of entry. Clear evidence there is to date no but.
Nevertheless, there are, of course, criticism of the new scheme. She comes to organizations of civil rights. . The "New York Times" is Hina Shamsi of the American Civil Liberties Union to get a word in. She says the new regime raises questions of fundamental rights, could restrict the freedom of expression and Fears of Surveillance incite. Other legal experts believe that these constitute additional requirements to the Visa applicant "is a psychological hurdle at the port of entry".
exception to Enter without a visa
The new rules of 15 million people, regardless of whether you have Immigration intent, want to study or as tourists or for business people in the country want to come apply now for estimated. Except after all, the visa-free visitors who enter under the Visa Waiver Program (Esta). You will need a biometric passport and register online. Except for holders of a diplomatic passport.
After all: It is not necessary, the passwords for Social Media accounts. This possibility was brought to the Minister for internal security, John Kelly, to 2017 into the game. (Tages-Anzeiger.ch/Newsnet)
Created: 04.06.2019, 16:01 PM