December 23, 2010
New York Times

Next summer, when Cristina Vela goes to Michigan -- the same long trip from the small South Texas border town of Hidalgo that she has made every year with her migrant family -- it will not be to work in the fields. When an admissions officer from Michigan State University visited her high school earlier this month and saw Ms. Vela's transcript, she was accepted on the spot....

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