Twitter has published an official “moment” that praises a pro-illegal immigrant group and movement, who “have a message” for the President-elect.
“Moments” are a curated collection of stories and tweets that can be put together by any user of the site. Moments that then become popular can be viewed on the relevant section on the social media website. Twitter itself releases official Moments that they have curated, relating to news, entertainment, or other trending topics.
One of Twitter’s official moments, released on Saturday, documents a movement known as #HereToStay, a pro-illegal immigrant movement that wants to “fight back” against Donald Trump and his policy of enforcing immigration laws.
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) January 14, 2017
One tweet in the moment, from progressive pro-immigrant group United We Stand, proclaims the fact that “more than 70 cities” are “standing in support of undocumented immigrants.” (“Undocumented” is the politically correct term for “illegal,” of course.)
Twitter has not included any tweets within the moment that are critical of #HereToStay.
— United We Dream (@UNITEDWEDREAM) January 14, 2017
— UNITE HERE (@unitehere) January 14, 2017
— Bianca I. Mena (@biancamena456) January 14, 2017
Twitter users were almost entirely united against #HereToStay, with only a couple of tweets in reply to the moment being positive, with the vast majority of people railing against illegal immigration and supporting the President-elect. The Moment did receive a large number of retweets and likes, above the average for non-political Moments selected by Twitter.
@TwitterMoments Nobody is talking about removing legal immigrants. Illegal immigrants are breaking the law and are criminals by definition.
— A Dude of Horror (@TheHorrorDude) January 14, 2017
@TwitterMoments My grandparents came through Ellis Island. We all come from LEGAL immigrants. But these people are an embarrassment.
— Sy Crux (@Sy_Crux) January 14, 2017
@TwitterMoments The only group in HISTORY to scream about the legality of being here illegal. It was never the Irish, or Italians.
— FeistyMonk (@FeistyMonk) January 14, 2017