A high school valedictorian and scholarship recipient from Austin, Texas, caused a social media uproar after recently tweeting about her undocumented status.
“Valedictorian, 4.5 GPA, full tuition paid for at UT, 13 cords/medals, nice legs, oh and I’m undocumented,” Mayte Lara Ibarra stated in the tweet, which also included several emojis, including the Mexican flag.
The tweet posted by Ibarra on June 3 quickly received nearly 20,000 likes and more than 9,000 retweets, Buzzfeed News reported.
The tweet sparked a backlash however, which included some threatening to have her deported and others calling the recent high school graduate a criminal, according to Buzzfeed.
One person even tweeted an image of what appeared to be a tip to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Ibarra did receive some positive responses, according to Buzzfeed, but the account was deleted not long after she posted the controversial tweet.