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Episode 108

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13th Aug 2020

The Expansion of Immigrant Data Collection

Collecting private information from foreign travelers has sizabley increased over the past year. From collecting social media passwords of visa holders to taking DNA samples of travelers at the border.

On July 31st, the U.S. Department of Labor announced it had reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security allowing both agencies to freely share immigrant petition and data records among each other. This latest agreement adds to the growing evidence of privacy erosion. Today we document this occurrence and look at examples of administrative actions from the past year that has brought us to this point.


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Founded in 1978, Erickson Immigration Group provides comprehensive business immigration, global migration, and compliance solutions that enable companies to hire the best and brightest talent from around the world. We represent clients ranging from Fortune 500s to cutting-edge startups. Sectors represented by our firm include Technology (including CRM services, e-commerce, social and online news media, online entertainment and television/movie production, FinTech, online payments), Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Universities/Public School Districts. Our staff is smart, inspired, spirited, passionate, and views our client relationships as partnerships. Our accurate legal advice will always take into account the best interest of your company as well as your employees.

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