Checking social networks makes it mandatory for all U.S. visas

With the introduction of the new rules, people applying for U.S. visa, you will need to provide information about their accounts in social networks.

Under the new rules of the state Department, people will have to provide information about the social media accounts, email addresses and phone numbers for 5 years.

When the proposal was made last year, authorities estimate that it will annually affect 14.7 million people.

Certain applicants applying for diplomatic visas and official delegations will be excluded from the new rules. However, those traveling to the U.S. to work or study, will have to provide information about yourself.

New question added to online US visa application on Friday (left).

Now given Trump has me blocked on social media, and I’m married to a U.S. citizen, I’m guessing a thorough and deep cavity search at a U. S. port of entry is something I have to look forward to.

h/t @gsiskind

— CJ Werleman (@cjwerleman) June 1, 2019

«We are constantly working to improve our verification procedures to protect U.S. citizens. But at the same time, we support the legitimate travel to the United States,» — said in the Department.

Previously, only those candidates who had to pass an additional examination, for example, people who have been in parts of the world controlled by terrorist groups, had to provide similar information about yourself.

Now all you need to specify an account from the list of social networks and also want to specify the details of the accounts on the websites in the list are not specified.

According to the official party, speaking with The Hill, anyone who speaks the truth about his use of social media, waiting for «serious immigration consequences.»

For the first time the administration trump proposed to introduce new rules in March 2018. At that time, American Union civil liberties – human rights organization – said that «there is no evidence that such testing social networking, effective or fair» and noted that this will mean that people will engage in self-censorship on the Internet.

the US visa application now requires your social media info i am screaming

— 𝓋𝒾𝒹𝒽𝒾𝓈𝒽𝒶 (@vide0head) June 2, 2019

The US President Donald trump made tough measures against immigration a key element of his election campaign in 2016. He called for «enhanced monitoring» of immigrants before and during his tenure as President. In addition, he promised to gradually raise tariffs on imports from Mexico if the country will not end illegal immigration on the southern border of the United States.