A tweet by DC Comics celebrating #NationalImmigrantsDay went viral on Monday, generating thousands of likes and retweets on Twitter.
— DC (@DCComics) October 28, 2019
“Immigrants make the Multiverse stronger,” reads the tweet with the hashtag, #NationalImmigrantsDay to the company’s 3.4 million followers.
The tweet was cheered by many, including several lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
I am proud to be an immigrant — one of just 14 naturalized citizens serving in Congress today.
My mother immigrated to the US to pursue the American dream. Her and my father moved to #HD104, started their own small business, and are living proof that immigrants make our communities stronger. #NationalImmigrantsDay
— Jessica González (@jessicafortexas) October 28, 2019
— UnidosUS (@WeAreUnidosUS) October 28, 2019
It’s #NationalImmigrantsDay. Our Medical Review for Immigrants initiative links clinicians with pro bono attorneys to get #immigrants with urgent health needs out of detention and into care. Support our work by donating to MCN on Dec 3rd, #GivingTuesday.https://t.co/iPKNiP8ypY
— Migrant Clinicians Network (@tweetMCN) October 28, 2019
— Aravella Simotas (@AravellaSimotas) October 28, 2019
The first National Immigrants Day was celebrated in 1987.
Immigration has become a lightning rod topic in the U.S. since President Trump announced his candidacy in 2015 while warning about immigrants from Mexico and vowing to build a wall on the southern border.
He also called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on” later during his campaign.
The tough immigration policy was a central theme in the campaign and has been followed with tough policies throughout his presidency.