Not so long after Donald J Trump launched the outrageous executive immigration order, that bars entrance of people of certain origin to the United States of America, the Trump administration is in discussions to make possible screening of social media accounts and browser history before entering the country.
This also comes at a time the administration has called for the suspension of refugee admission for 120 days. The idea is said to be in the preliminary discussion level, however, with a high possibility of implementing it.
White house policy director Stephen Miller, has already raised the issue that could see visitors hand in their contacts as well, with officials from the State Department, Customs and Border Patrol, and the Department of Homeland Security.
Sources told CNN that if implemented, Visitors who withhold this information will be denied entry to the country. This follows a social media post calling for Jihad in December by San Bernardino terrorist Tashfeen Malik made under a pseudonym and with strict privacy settings.
However, the policy is not maiden to the country. The Obama administration had previously approved asking for such information to track terrorists. The government quietly began asking for social media accounts in December 2016.
After signing the executive immigration order, Trump went on defense mode saying the order on extreme vetting is not a Muslim ban as the media is currently reporting but a safety measure towards terror.
“We will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will do while protecting our own citizens and voters.” Said President Donald Trump.
He said his first priority “will always be to protect and serve our country, but as President I will find ways to help all of those who are suffering.”