Wednesday, September 27, 2017
The Hill reports that the Department of Homeland Security has moved to collect social media information on all immigrants, including permanent residents and naturalized citizens.
A new rule published in the Federal Register last week calls to include "social media handles and aliases, associated identifiable information and search results" in the department's immigrant files.
BuzzFeed News first reported the new rule on Monday. It is set to go into effect on Oct. 18 after a public comment period.