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Student arrives in US in time for graduation

FRANKFORT, IN (WAVE) – An Indiana high school student who was stuck in Mexico in the middle of an immigration battle made it back in time for graduation.

Elizabeth Olivas received her diploma Saturday, graduating second in her class at Frankfort High School.

Olivas was stuck in Mexico for six weeks while trying to follow immigration law.

The law required she return to her birthplace in Mexico to apply for a VISA 180 days before her 18th birthday, but she missed the deadline by one day.

Luckily the State Department granted her a VISA in time to make it back for the ceremony.

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