🚨 BREAKING: Santa and his 9 reindeer have been issued a permit to enter the U.S. on #ChristmasEve, thus ensuring children across the country will wake up #Christmas morning filled with joy & spirit of the season – https://t.co/BH5v7cR9Vi
— Dept. of Agriculture (@USDA) December 23, 2019
Courtesy of Newsweek:
A tweet from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) lauding Santa’s yearly visit over the Christmas holiday has unleashed a sleighful of criticism on Twitter, where users compared the tweet with the plight of immigrants in detention centers at the border.
“Breaking: Santa and his 9 reindeer have been issued a permit to enter the U.S. on #ChristmasEve,” read Monday’s tweet from the USDA, “thus ensuring children across the country will wake up #Christmas morning filled with joy & spirit of the season.”
“Will he be detained at the border and thrown into a cage?” tweeted author Jamie Schler.
“We, the American taxpayers, are paying private companies to house immigrants. They are making MILLIONS off of these poor souls. And they are treating them worse than zoo animals. No baths. No decent food. No medical care. No regulatory supervision. Merry Christmas,” user @bejaha, using the screen name “Feliz Navidad to Kids in Cages,” tweeted.
That is especially tone-deaf considering where hundreds of immigrant children are spending their Christmas this year.
Hundreds of kids in Texas are spending Christmas Eve taking care of each other. Freezing cold, insufficient food, water, medical attention, hygienic resources. No contact with their parents. Many as young as 1. pic.twitter.com/JJ1OC9KZur
— Charles Finch (@CharlesFinch) December 24, 2019
Hold your loved ones tight today, and be thankful for all that you have.
Because there are so many with so much less.