Should would-be immigrants have to turn over their social media accounts?
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Should would-be immigrants have to turn over their social media accounts?

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In line with Trump's emphasis on "extreme vetting," the administration plans to require immigrants applying to come to the U.S. to also submit five years of social media history. Critics argue this would be a huge privacy violation that could set a dangerous precedent. But proponents argue law-abiding immigrants should have nothing to worry about, and the rule is designed to keep bad people out and keep everyone safe. What do you think? 📱

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In line with Trump's commitment to "extreme vetting" immigrants interested in entering the U.S. will be required to submit at least five years of social media history. Proponents argue this will help ensure bad people are kept from entering the U.S.

The Trump administration plans to require immigrants applying to come to the United States to submit five years of social media history, it announced Thursday, setting up a potential scouring of their Twitter and Facebook histories.
The move follows the administration's emphasis on "extreme vetting" of would-be immigrants to the US, and is an extension of efforts by the previous administration to more closely scrutinize social media after the San Bernardino terrorist attack.

Many find the rule to be ridiculous, unnecessary and a total invasion of privacy.

Others point out monitoring social media accounts is completely subjective. Who is to say what is deemed "dangerous" and what is not?

But others feel it's just common sense we thoroughly vet people who enter our country. It's an issue of national security. Immigrants aren't entitled to live in the U.S., and they should prove they'd be a positive addition, not a danger, to the country.

If you have nothing to hide, what's the concern?

Trump is just keeping a campaign promise.

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