Frankfort Student Stuck in Mexico Will Return Home
Elizabeth Olivas (photo courtesy of RTV6)
An Indiana girl who was stuck in Mexico, essentially, because of a leap day, has already missed her prom but she won't miss her graduation.
Elizabeth Olivas, called Betty by her friends, came to the U.S. from Mexico when she was four years old. Typically, a person has 180 days after their 18th birthday to apply for a green card or get some other form of authorization but the application process was thrown off by the leap day this year, and Elizabeth was a day late. Her High School Principal, Steve Edwards at Frankfurt High, says she's a model student, and citizen with a top spot on the track team, a 3.9 grade point average.
Elizabeth texted a message to her attorney and her close friends that said, "JUST GOT OUT VISA IN MY HANDS. IM COMING HOME! THANK YOU SO MUCH, IM SOO HAPPY!".