Social Media Surveillance of Visa Holders and Immigrants in the U.S.
The American Civil Liberties Union wants to hear from people in the United States who may be impacted by the Department of Homeland Security’s monitoring of social media activity.
- For example, under one such program, DHS uses surveillance technology to continuously monitor the social media activity of people holding student, business, or tourist visas.
- This surveillance begins when individuals file their visa applications and continues even after applications are granted, throughout a person’s time in the United States. If DHS uncovers information it deems suspicious, it may initiate an investigation and take further steps such as in-person questioning, border searches, watchlisting, or visa revocation.
If you are a visa holder or immigrant and you believe your social media activity may have been subject to U.S. government monitoring, please consider filling out this form.
Providing information about your experience will assist the ACLU in its efforts to understand how the U.S. government is monitoring social media activity. We explain more about how we will use this information at the bottom of the page.
Note: For children under 13, this survey must be completed by your parent or guardian.