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Immigrant rises to top of graduating class

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[...] 18, Alfaro is valedictorian of Houston ISD's Young Women's College Preparatory Academy and has accepted a full scholarship to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She's among a large number of students once classified as English-language learners who are valedictorians and salutatorians in Houston ISD this year. While Alfaro has been able to continue living in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an Obama administration measure that bars deportation for those meeting certain conditions, political tensions over immigration have intensified under President Donald Trump. In the Houston ISD, nearly half of this year's highest-ranking students...
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