Why on earth would Delta Air Lines think it was a good idea to show support for President Obama‘s overreaching executive action that may allow up to 5 million illegal immigrants to stay in the United States legally?
Delta posted a message in support of “much-needed” immigration reform on its Twitter feed early Friday, the morning after Obama addressed the nation. Here is the tweet as seen on Twitter:
— Delta Air Lines News (@DeltaNewsroom) November 21, 2014
To remove any doubt the airline fully supports Obama’s highly controversial action, Delta’s Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Joanne Smith also issued a statement Friday that was posted on the airline’s website:
“Delta Air Lines applauds the steps announced this week to enact much-needed reforms to the nation’s immigration system. 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.”
The potential violation of the Constitution aside, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll taken before the president’s address to the nation showed that nearly half of Americans disapproved of his plan. Yet, for some reason, Delta decided to weigh in on the issue.
According to the reaction on social media, from a strictly business standpoint, the airline may come to regret that decision. Here are a sampling as seen on Twitter:
— James (@jameslee203) November 21, 2014
— Joe Pesky (@JoePesky) November 22, 2014
— Lori_NMetroATL (@perpetualvjlinz) November 23, 2014
— Billy Lyons (@420South) November 23, 2014
— Robert Wright (@cobra478) November 21, 2014
— Donald Scott (@DonsSISELKAfEE) November 21, 2014
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