The US Department of State unveiled new guidelines and procedures for tourists visiting the United States this week; demanding incoming individuals hand-over their social media profiles for a detailed security review.
According to the Washington Examiner, the White House is poised to publish its severe crackdown on those seeking to travel to the US for both short and long-term stays; reviewing posts on social media, recent phone calls, and international travel in the previous five years.
“Travelers would also be asked to list previous phone numbers, email addresses and international travel during the previous five years, and to detail any immigration problems they’ve had, whether with the U.S. or elsewhere. They’ll also be asked about potential family connections to terrorism,” writes the Examiner.
“This upgrade to visa vetting is long overdue, and it’s appropriate to apply it to everyone seeking entry, because terrorism is a worldwide problem. The aim is to try to weed out people with radical or dangerous views,” said one security expert at the Center for Immigration Studies.
Read the full report here.