New York Times by Manny Fernandez
COLLEGE STATION, Tex. — Jose Luis Zelaya stood with a crowd of other students waiting to hear the news. It was election day at Texas A&M University here, and he was running for student body president. A victory for Mr. Zelaya, a 24-year-old graduate student from Honduras, would make history at Texas A&M: He would become its first Hispanic student body president — and the first [undocumented] immigrant to hold the position.
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Long after midnight one night last month, as students gathered outside a student services building to hear the election results, Mr. Zelaya’s campaign to lead a student body of 50,000 came to an abrupt end. He had lost: Out of 14,074 ballots cast, he had received 1,142 votes, coming in fourth out of six candidates.