INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney says a star student at a central Indiana high school who was stuck in Mexico over an immigration technicality is returning home in time for her graduation.
Indianapolis attorney Sarah Moshe (MOW'-shuh) says 18-year-old Elizabeth Olivas of Frankfort High School is expected to return Thursday night on a flight.
Moshe says she received word from the State Department that a visa was issued Thursday afternoon by the U.S. Consulate in Juarez, Mexico. She says Olivas sent her a text message saying she had received her visa, was coming home and she was "SOO HAPPY!"
The Indianapolis Star reports immigration law required Olivas to travel to her native Mexico within six months of her 18th birthday to get a visa or green card but she was a day late.