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Valedictorian under fire for tweeting she's undocumented

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A young valedictorian is stirring up mixed emotions after revealing she's an undocumented immigrant in a tweet.

The high school student's tweet says, "Valedictorian, 4.5 G.P.A., full tuition paid for at UT, 13 cords/medals, nice legs, oh and I'm undocumented". Nearly 10,000 retweets later the student deactivating her account due to the backlash and threats.

One of the backlash tweets is an apparent tip to the Immigration and Custom's Enforcement Office.

Now according to the University of Texas, state law does not distinguish between documented and undocumented graduates of Texas high schools in admissions and financial-aid decisions.

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