Homeland security will now collect social media data on all immigrants. So this is basically a news memo that came out that the USCIS and department state and can start reviewing social media like Facebook and they can start looking at all of your posts. Anything that you post on the web is not only there temporarily but it’s there forever. So keep in mind that that is now accessible and will be used in the review process and will be considered when they look to basically approve your VISA. Also, keep in mind that this can come back. So be prepared to speak to it if you have any information out there that could be questionable.
Right. Sorry, I thought we were jumping in a question but I forgot we wanted to go over that release. The only thing I would add is anything you put online is never going to be temporary. You can delete it and it’s still going to be available, really nothing goes away when you put it online. For immigration purposes, really any purpose in life, just be careful what you put online. No matter how much you could have your social media locked down, it would be naïve to think that that stuff is private or that only your close circle of friends are going to know about it. Be aware they’re collecting that now and you should expect that they’ll be looking at it.
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