Mayte Lara, from Austin, Texas, just graduated Crockett High School. She was Valedictorian, achieved a 4.5 GPA and has received a full tuition to the University of Texas. Proudly, she took to Twitter to brag to the world about it. With her academic credentials, her bragging about it is most certainly justified. Right? Maybe not entirely. This is the tweet she sent out.
Her Twitter account has now been removed due to hundreds of harassing responses.
In true form, people had a lot to say about this on Twitter. The Daily Mail was able to capture some of the responses before she removed her account.
Cuervo Jones tweeted: ‘I did it legally, nobody should get a short cut.’
Sean DuVall wrote: ‘Not exactly “living in the shadows” is she? We’re a nation of laws. I abide by them and so should she.’
Dave S seemed to suggest that her appearance may have been partly responsible for her good fortune: ‘put a white male in exact same situation: he has to take out $100k in student loans. It wasn’t the GPA, honey.’
Followed with a ‘shame on you’ message to all of those up in arms.
Mayte Lara, was born in Mexico but has lived in the United States for 15 years. She is currently 17. She was allowed to attend and graduate the Texas high school because she is covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which is an immigration policy that allows children illegally brought into the United States to attend public schools, paid for by hard working Americans.
Also, Texas House Bill 1403, passed back in 2001, aided in giving her a free ride.
What is House Bill 1403 (passed by the 77th Texas Legislature in 2001)? House Bill 1403 granted certain non-immigrant students, including undocumented students, access to in-state tuition rates at Texas public institutions of higher education and state financial aid. To qualify, the bill required students to have:
-resided in Texas with a parent or guardian while attending high school in Texas,
-graduated from a public or private high school or received a GED in Texas,
-resided in Texas for the three years leading to graduation or receipt of a GED, and o provided their institutions a signed affidavit indicating an intent to apply for permanent resident status as soon as able to do so. The bill passed and was codified as Texas Education Code (TEC) 54.052(j).
Mayte Lara is obviously an incredibly bright student, minus her Twitter faux pas; however, thousands of students heading off for college will never receive the benefits she has received due to her illegal advantage. She skirted around everything, passed jail and collected well over $200. How many other American students have been passed over for illegals like her? Mayte Lara is not alone in her special privileges.
Last week another illegal student, Larissa Martinez, graduated a Texas High School as a valedictorian. Her and her entire family are illegals. They entered the United States, illegally when she was a child, and her free ride began immediately.
During her speech as valedictorian, she of course took her speech in a political direction, trashing Trump.
Martinez also used her speech to question presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s proposed immigration policy towards Mexico. “America can be great again without the construction of a wall built on hatred and prejudice,” she said.
Meanwhile, progressives and leftists demand for equal and a fair opportunity for all. But what is equal or fair about illegal aliens getting a free ride, advancing on tax payer money, while thousands of legal American children are left in the dust?
I am actually proud that these two girls achieved such academic greatness, as I would be for any girl; however, the way it happened for them is simply, (said in a whiny progressive voice) NOT FAIR!
What are your thoughts on this?
Does this change your perspective on illegal children?
H/T [Daily Wire, People]