Dangers of using social media (Facebook, Youtube & Twitter) when filing an immigration case. http://immigrationlegalblog.com/2011/...
Some highlights or repercussions of using social media.
– It opens a door for government agencies to consider ways of obtaining information about applicants, other than the legal repercussions.
– How this information is construed is a big question mark, especially as there is a lot of scope of being misunderstood.
– This might set a precedent for USCIS about how it would access unverifiable information to evaluate US visa applicants, in the future also, resulting on regulated behavior on Social networking websites.
– Using the social media to access information about applicants for US immigration, might be a rather one dimensional way of assessing information that is highly subjective and such opinions regarding the same, also tend to be subjective rather than the impersonal tone necessary perhaps for an immigration official.
– There no way, it can be proved that there will be no bias on the part of such officials when they make a decision based on a social networking site. Or that this will in no way not influence the investigations of FDNS or the decisions of USCIS regarding particular US Visa proceedings.
Information provided above is for educational purposes only. One should not act or refrain to act solely based on the information provided. You should consult an attorney to assess your case before proceeding.
Shah Peerally is an attorney licensed in California practicing immigration law and debt settlement. He has featured as an expert legal analyst for many TV networks such as NDTV, Times Now and Sitarree TV. Articles about Shah Peerally and his work have appeared on newspapers such as San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, US Fiji Times, Mauritius Le Quotidien, Movers & Shakers and other prominent international newspapers. His work has been commended by Congress women Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee. He has a weekly radio show on KLOK 1170AM and frequently participates in legal clinics in churches, temples and mosques. His law group, Shah Peerally Law Group, has represented clients all over the United States constantly dealing with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Custom Enforcement(ICE) and CBP (Customs Border Patrol (CBP) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This department was formerly known as the Immigration and Nationality Services (INS).
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