Daily Do: Say No to DHS Collection of Social Media Info Of Immigrants

****Daily Do for Wednesday, October 4th, courtesy of RISE Stronger****

The Department of Homeland Security has published a new rule to include “social media handles and aliases, associated identifiable information and search results” in the department’s immigrant files.” In other words, DHS wants to collect social media information on all immigrants, including permanent residents and NATURALIZED CITIZENS. How long do we think it will take before this is expanded to include all citizens, particularly activists?


Submit a comment before October 18 by clicking on the link below. Tell DHS that this rule should NOT go into effect.

You can also submit comments, identified by docket number DHS- 2017-0038, by one of the following methods:

  • Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • Fax: 202-343-4010.
  • Mail: Jonathan R. Cantor, Acting Chief Privacy Officer, Privacy Office, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528- 0655.
    (The fax/mail options are alternatives to providing your personal information on the website)

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In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to modify a current DHS system of records titled, “Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Immigration…


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