High School Valedictorian Reveals That She’s Undocumented, And The Crowd Goes Wild

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Courage? Oh yes — she’s got it.

Larissa Martinez has kept a secret from her fellow students at McKinney Boyd high school near Dallas, TX. During her Valedictorian speech, she finally told all.

Well, after all of these years, I have finally mustered up the courage to stand before you and share a struggle I’ve had to deal with each and every day … I am one of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the shadows of the United States.


She continued:

Undocumented immigrants are people, too.

People with dreams, aspirations, hopes, and loved ones. People like me, people who have become a part of the American society and way of life, and who yearn to help make America great again, without the construction of a wall built on hatred and prejudice.

And she includes this important fact:

We are here without official documentation because the U.S. immigration system is broken, and it has forced many families to live in fear. I myself have been waiting 7 years for my application to even be processed … we are trying to do it the right way, but we don’t know how.”

On November 8, 11 million people — folks just like her — are depending on us to do the right thing. I’m in. You?


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