The US wants to check visa applicants social media posts

The US wants to check visa applicants social media posts

Getting a US visa might soon become even harder for some individuals. In addition to the 5939582 requirements applicants need to enter the country, the United States government wants to start inspecting their social media posts. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Department of Homeland Security is currently devising a plan to make that stage a part of visa applications “before certain people are allowed entry into the nation.”

Homeland Security has already begun looking at select applicants’ posts earlier this year as part of a pilot program, but the agency has become more serious after authorities found that they missed one of the San Bernardino shooter’s pro-jihad social media posts. She passed three background checks during her visa application process when she moved from Pakistan to the US. READ MORE