US to Seek Social Media Details from Certain Visa Applicants

WASHINGTON — The State Department wants to review social media, email addresses and phone numbers from some foreigners seeking U.S. visas, as part of the Trump administration’s enhanced screening of potential immigrants and visitors. The department, in a notice published Thursday...

Border Agents Turning Away, Blocking People Seeking Asylum: Report

Border agents are illegally turning away people seeking asylum or refusing to deal with their requests, according to a report released Wednesday by a human rights group. U.S. law requires border agents to refer people who arrive at the border and request asylum to an interview...

Department of State Publishes Notice of Increased Information Requests During Visa Application Process

On May 4, 2017 the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published in the Federal Register a notice of information collection which seeks to allow consular officers to request additional information from certain visa applicants based on terrorism or national security concerns.   This...
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