Controversy: “Delta Supports Much-Needed Immigration Reforms”
T he official Twitter newsroom of Delta Air Lines released a “tweet” which has had people threatening to not patronize the airline:
— Delta Air Lines News (@DeltaNewsroom) November 21, 2014
The immigration reforms refer to what Barack Obama — the president of the United States — announced in a speech on Thursday, November 20, 2014 whose video and transcript are provided in this link courtesy of The Washington Post.
The official statement from Delta Air Lines pertaining to immigration reforms is as follows:
“Delta Air Lines applauds the steps announced this week to enact much-needed reforms to the nation’s immigration system,” said Joanne Smith, Delta’s Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. “The President’s actions will provide economic development opportunities and enhance public safety by streamlining legal immigration while cracking down on illegal immigration at the border and focusing on deporting felons rather than families.”
Here are some of the responses to that “tweet” as found here at Twitchy:
“Logged 47,000 miles so far this year with Delta. Today that ends. Finding a new cattle hauler.” — Joe Pesky
“Immigration reform may be needed, but by EO is wrong. Delta just lost my business.” — Randy Collins
“I am DONE with you.” — Lori_NMetroATL
“never flying Delta again. And that’s a promise.” — Billy Lyons
What do you think? Will the stance and position on which Delta Air Lines has publicly taken on immigration reforms affect your patronage of the airline in the future? Please state why or why not.
Photograph ©2013 by Brian Cohen.