President Trump’s administration is reviewing ways to enact the “extreme vetting” practices that often mentioned during his campaign, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Administration officials told the newspaper they are evaluating whether to require foreign nationals who visit the U.S. to divulge cell phone contacts and passwords for social networking websites.
“If there is any doubt about a person’s intentions coming to the United States, they should have to overcome — really and truly prove to our satisfaction — that they are coming for legitimate reasons,” a counselor to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told the Journal.
Possible alterations to the visa process could affect citizens from countries like France and Germany, the newspaper noted.
This is madness. The Trump administration wants to make visitors hand over phones, passwords for "extreme vetting." https://t.co/zNBCBvGukd
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) April 4, 2017