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USCIS Is Using Google Translate to Monitor Immigrants’ Social Media Pages

Dangerous’ or anti-American posts cannot be screened through translation services, which do not provide the full context

Photo of a man holding  his mobile phone that says “We left Syria because of war and we want safety” on Google Translate.
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RRecently, ProPublica reported that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has been using Google Translate in order to screen…

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Alejandra Oliva

Alejandra Oliva

Essayist, embroiderer, and translator, working for immigrant justice today and every day. | olivalejandra.com

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