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A secret U.S. policy that prohibits immigration officials from reviewing the social media messages of foreign citizens applying for U.S. visas was reportedly kept in place over fears of a civil liberties or public relations backlash

Former member of the Department of Homeland Security's Red Cell program Brad Thor said on "The Kelly File" that there's no constitutional right to a visa and no civil liberties issues with the social media screening of visa applicants.

"It is easier for a terrorist to get a visa than for a group with 'Tea Party' or 'patriot' in their name to get a 501(c)(3) classification from the IRS," Thor said. "This is ridiculous!"

He added that Obama is acting more like a publicist than a president.

"As far as civil liberties groups or civil rights groups, they can all jump right in a lake, because they don't have any leg to stand on here," Thor said, asserting that foreign nationals applying for visas are not afforded the rights and protections that American citizens have.

"This is a bunch of malarkey. And why is [Obama] so much more concerned over people applying for visas than protecting American citizens?" 

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