Use caution when updating your Facebook status or posting tweets for your
followers on Twitter; the federal government may be watching. A recent
lawsuit regarding social network surveillance uncovered several documents
from the Department of Homeland Security. These documents reveal that
the government has been investigating
citizenship petitions through social media.
Social media and networking sites provide immigration agents and officials
responsible for detecting immigration fraud the opportunity to "observe
the daily life of beneficiaries and petitioners who are suspected of fraudulent
As a general rule of thumb, one should always be mindful of what they choose
to share on their social media profiles. Whatever you post on the internet
can be accessed by anyone and could result in unintended consequences.
If you are seeking to become a U.S. citizen, please
contact Robert Brown LLC to schedule a consultation with a Cleveland immigration attorney. We would
be happy to review your case and offer you advice on how to move forward.