Texas Valedictorian’s ‘Undocumented’ Tweet Sparks Social Media Uproar

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The now deleted tweet from Crockett High School valedictorian Mayte Lara Ibarra. She can now add endured Twitter trolls to her rsum. An Austin, Tex., high school valedictorian who announced on Twitter she is an undocumented immigrant while also listing her scholastic achievements was forced to disappeared from social media after pro-Trump trolls flooded her with racist messages. One of the countless explicitly pro-Trump tweets harassing the student for her tweet. Another user, with the name NickMArco #OnlyTrump, told her: congrats...

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.

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