An old saying goes, that "quiet, it looks prettier" and the truth is that, in terms of immigration and social networks, this is a maxim that must be applied.
The use of social networks is more than known that can affect your immigration process, whether inside or outside the United States. That is why it is advisable to maintain certain precautions.
Applicants for visas, whether immigrant visas or non-immigrant visas, are required to provide information from their social networks, as well as all emails used in the last five years. Even if the profiles are private, the Department of Homeland Security may create fake profiles to monitor your activity on social networks, if it determines that you are a threat to national security. On more than one occasion, people have called me who have been denied entry to the country, even with an active tourism visa, because the person had published on social networks that on his previous visit, he had done some other work in the States United. Not working in the country is one of the terms of your tourist visa, and you would be surprised to know how many people have been denied entry to the United States, due to publications on social networks.
On many occasions, USCIS will check your social networks if you are applying for a benefit based on marriage with an American citizen or resident. Social networks are the perfect example to show if a marriage is fake or not. On more than one occasion, during the interview, the immigration officer has referred to posts on social networks of my clients with friends, which may seem suspicious.
Finally, posts with political content, or religious content, could also cause problems in your immigration process. It doesn't matter if the posts are yours or made by a friend. There is a very famous case, where a Harvard student from Lebanon was denied entry to the country, because one of his friends had published content considered anti-American.
Responsible use of social media is very important, not only for your immigration process, but for your life. My advice for clients who have a pending immigration process is to close social networks while the process is pending, and if they do not close them, put them in private mode, check who their friends are and the publications they make, and that to be careful with the publications, and the other profiles with which they interact.
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