Mayte Lara, a recent graduate of Crockett High School in Austin, Texas, has a bit of a shitstorm on her hands. You see, while Mayte may have been her class’ valedictorian with a 4.5 GPA and a full ride to UT, she’s also apparently an illegal undocumented immigrant in the United States.
You’d think that such a smart girl would know to keep her immigration status a secret – and for the most part, Mayte seems to have been able to do that…until she went on Twitter and said this:
Are you sure you have a 4.5 GPA Mayte? Because that might be one of the dumbest ideas I’ve ever seen. And trust me, we write about a LOT of stupid people.
As you’d expect, Mayte not only had to shut down her account and go into hiding, but the rest of Twitter quickly went into uproar mode:
@maytelara29 tuition paid by 🇺🇸 taxpayers. But, keep waving the Mexican flag in our faces. Stay classy, illegal. pic.twitter.com/7YXORjP0mj
— American So Woke (@AmericanSoWoke) June 6, 2016
@maytelara29 I did it legally, nobody should get a short cut. pic.twitter.com/UZC5ipnqNY
— Cool Arrow (@cuervo_jones) June 5, 2016
@maytelara29 You can add criminal to your accomplishments! May be book smart but u lack commonsense pic.twitter.com/KQf6WyHGkh
— JMB (@4TheTruth2012) June 5, 2016
We can chit chat and philosophize over whether deciding to live in a country different than the one you are born in is really deserving of criminal charges, but at the end of the day it’s the law. If you’re knowingly breaking the law, it’s probably best to, you know, not tell anyone. Especially Twitter.