This tweet about deportation from a Salon writer got a brutal response

This tweet about deportation from a Salon writer got a brutal response
Salon writer Mary Beth Williams deleted a tweet she posted about deportation after heavy criticism from social media users. (Getty images)

Mary Beth Williams, a writer for Salon, posted a message that appeared to be supportive of illegal immigrants to spite President Trump, but it was torched so brutally by conservatives on social media she had to delete it.

The tweet since been deleted but many posted screenshots of the online missive.

The message read, “I wonder if the GOP has asked itself who will clean their toilets & nanny their children & drive their limos when we’re all dead & deported.”

The message appeared to reference President Trump’s campaign promise to deport millions of immigrants illegally present in the United States. Since Trump’s inaugural, illegal border crossings have experienced a precipitous decline.

Many saw the tweet as expressing a racist and elitist sentiment and responded in a mocking sarcastic tone.

The Office of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has reported a drastic increase in immigrations arrests since Trump’s inaugural. Some city mayors, like that of Los Angeles in California, have made orders made to city employees to defy federal officials’ efforts to enforce immigration law in their municipalities.

Buzzfeed has reported that on Thursday Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly put an official end to an immigration order created under former President Obama that would have allowed undocumented parents of citizens and legal residents to remain in the country for three years. The plan was never implemented and was put in a permanent state of limbo after 26 states challenged the order. In October, the US Supreme Court declined a request from the Obama administration to rehear the case. The Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or DAPA, could have affected millions of undocumented immigrants with children in the US who are citizens or legal residents. Those who have lived in the US since at least Jan. 1, 2010, would have been allowed to apply for permission to work. Texas Democrats criticized the decision, saying it would harm American families.