A TSA officer scans a traveler's documents at a checkpoint, at Miami International Airport.
A TSA officer scans a traveler’s documents at a checkpoint, at Miami International Airport.

If you’re an immigrant in the United States, the government wants to know what you do online.

Starting on Oct. 18, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to collect social and internet search data on U.S. immigrants, including naturalized citizens and those with a green card.

A DHS document published on Sept. 18 and recently spotted by Buzzfeed says the government will broaden its collection of online data in a month.

The document says the government will “expand the categories of records” collected “to include … social media handles, aliases, associated identifiable information, and search results” and will “update record source categories to include publicly available information obtained from the internet … and information obtained and disclosed pursuant…