A blog called “The Asylumist” by Jason Dzubow, Esq. has a posting today on online reputation for migrants, especially people entering the country for the first time, or re-entering. It would sound logical that this could affect US citizens at the border, and that it could affect whether asylum requests are accepted.
The titled of the post is “DHS is your Friend on Facebook, whether you ‘Like’ it or not”, link.
I wrote the following comment:
"Could an asylum seeker's social media posts once in the U.S. have a bearing on his/her "credible fear" or "particular social group" status? Suppose someone overstayed a visa but had applied for asylum status out of fear of LGBTQ persecution for certain countries (Russia, many countries in Africa, and Islamic countries) within the one year limit, but had "outed" himself or herself on social media while in the U.S., easily discoverable in the home country. " (Note online: I meant to say “overstayed”, not “overstated”).
Dzubow talks about “degrees of separation” of a person from a known terrorist. In some countries, for most people this might be a low number like 3 or 4. Actually, I am just two degrees of separation from President Trump, and only one from a number of celebrities.
See also related post March 13.