On May 30, 2019, a new question was added to Forms DS-160 and DS-260, requiring the disclosure of visa applicants’ social media identifiers for all accounts used within the last five years. The question, which appears on the forms completed by all nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applicants, presents new and potentially adverse implications for individuals applying for either nonimmigrant or immigrant visas.

This is not the first time we have seen of the U.S. government’s efforts to increase the scrutiny imposed on individuals seeking entry to the United States.

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