Senate Bill Would Order Social Media Checks Of Visa Seekers

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Law360, New York (December 15, 2015, 6:49 PM ET) — Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., introduced legislation on Tuesday that would require federal officials to comb through social media websites and other public data as part of the process for reviewing applications by foreigners seeking to enter the U.S.

The legislation would require the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to probe “all public records” to determine whether foreigners applying for admission would have something in their backgrounds that could make them inadmissible under the Immigration and Nationality Act, according to the bill’s language.

The bill was introduced…

Source: Law360