Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Jun 2017 22:46 UTC

The Trump administration has rolled out a new questionnaire for U.S. visa applicants worldwide that asks for social media handles for the last five years and biographical information going back 15 years.


Under the new procedures, consular officials can request all prior passport numbers, five years' worth of social media handles, email addresses and phone numbers and 15 years of biographical information including addresses, employment and travel history.


While the new questions are voluntary, the form says failure to provide the information may delay or prevent the processing of an individual visa application.

This surely won't affect the countless incredibly smart scientists and engineers wanting to work in the US and contribute to the US economy.

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RE: feature, not bug
by Vanders on Sun 25th Jun 2017 11:12 UTC in reply to "feature, not bug"
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All net gain in employment in the US in the 21st century (or at least up through the end of 2015) has gone to immigrants rather than the native born. Immigration should be curtailed sharply until that changes. Keeping shady immigrants out is a happy benefit of this decision.

Can we also curtail emmigration from the USA, too? Like, could you just stay put?

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