Congressman demands to know if DHS will collect his social media history, too

Enlarge / Rep. Ted Lieu holds a town hall at Santa Monica High School on April 20, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. (credit: Paul Chesne/Getty Images)

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles) is a naturalized American citizen, having emigrated from Taiwan as a young child.

Earlier this month, under a new proposed policy, the Department of Homeland Security said it will begin collecting public social media information about immigrants—possibly also green card holders and naturalized citizens—and include them as part of their so-called "Alien File."

Because of this ambiguity, Rep. Lieu—who is very active on Twitter—has a basic question in a Friday letter for Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke: "Does your proposed rule apply to me?"

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