I am going through a clearance process right now and have a few questions. I am U.S. citizen by naturalization. I was born in Haiti and still have some friends over there. three of them we talk almost every day via social media. but all my immediate family members are living in the United States. Can my relationship with those people hurt my clearance? Also, I traveled to Haiti a few times. are these trips going to pose a problem for me? is sending extra cash for those guys makes it harder to get a clearance. I used to carry a DOD secret clearance before, but it has expired. Now I am in the process for the State Department.
Thank you in advance for any of your responses!!