Racial profiling, with Chinese characteristics

Should US border control include scanning the social media accounts of inbound travelers – specifically of Chinese visitors? Crazy, right? Don’t scoff at the possibility.

Asian-Americans Advancing Justice put out a communique yesterday: “US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) just put forward a proposal to collect information from the private social media accounts of Chinese visitors entering the US on tourist  and business visas. Read media coverage here and here.

Today, I sent a letter to the US CBP in opposition of their proposal. I encourage you to do the same, by clicking here.

 

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