Mark Expresses Alarm at Draconian Surveillance Techniques Proposed by DHS

Proposed federal rule seeks social media information on immigrants

In this segment, Mark expresses his alarm at to the new DHS  rule which allows the government to pry much more deeply  into the private lives of immigrants and US citizens alike.   DHS issued this rule which to its Inspector General Report  which found that the pilot program regarding social media surveillance started in 2015 lacked criteria to measure its effectiveness.  This new rule greatly expands government power and radically invades the privacy of both foreign nationals and US citizens.   Earlier this year the DHS issued an approved new questionnaire in which visa applicants must provide the government with social media handles and other information. Also, because the DHS will have broad powers to search including search history, to question immigrants and to charge those seeking to enter the US, permanent residents and even US citizens with fraud.

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