Social networking site data continues to be a problem for people applying for benefits with the USCIS. You should assume that when you file something, or something is filed on your behalf, the CIS adjudicator is going to look you up on LinkedIn, MySpace, FaceBook and whatever else is out there. If the entries you have made on social networking sites don’t match your application or petition, look for a denial.
We are not suggesting that you misrepresent anything on the documents you file with the CIS. That is a very bad idea and will get you in trouble very quickly. Rather, this caution goes out to those who puff up their credentials on line in order to look better to a prospective employer. For example, a person who worked for a consulting company doing a project for a well-known company might omit the consulting company and claim employment with the bigger company.
There are some folks who have had bad experiences with former employers and then stretch out their employment with other companies to cover what would otherwise be a gap in employment. To the CIS, this looks like unauthorized employment.
Before you file anything, take a close look at all social networking sites to which you belong. Assume that whatever is posted there is going to be seen by a CIS adjudicator and interpreted against you in every way possible
Courtesy – Global Immigration Partners, Inc.