Texas HS Valedictorian Reveals Undocumented Status on Twitter
June 16, 2016 – Mayte Lara Ibarra of Crockett High School in Austin, Texas just learned a valuable lesson on the perils of social media. After posting a list of her academic accolades on her Twitter account, including the GPA that helped her become Valedictorian and secure a full scholarship to the University of Texas, she confessed to her status as an undocumented immigrant.
Almost immediately online trolls began a concerted harassment campaign attacking the high school grad.
@maytelara29 Congrats on your accomplishment. After we deport you, perhaps you can return in a way that doesn’t make you a criminal.
— Wolf-Alpha Project (@WolfAlphaProjct) June 4, 2016
She’s also a criminal having broken federal law to enter this country. You’re a typical Marxist, an agent of chaos https://t.co/JfjRDrSVX1 — MR (@MikeRotondo86) June 10, 2016
“Show others that you can accomplish anything, regardless of the obstacles you have in front of you.”
@maytelara29 I did it legally, nobody should get a short cut. pic.twitter.com/UZC5ipnqNY
— Cool Arrow (@cuervo_jones) June 5, 2016