High school salutatorian was banned from returning to U.S. over visa technicality

Elizabeth Olivas, 18, was all set to graduate as salutatorian of her Frankfort, Ind., high school class when she was forced to return to her native Mexico due to a technicality with her visa: She missed the application date by one day because of the leap year, the Indianapolis Star reports. Although Olivas has lived in Indiana since she was 4 years old, U.S. immigration law required her to fly to Mexico within six months of turning 18 in order to get a visa or green card — a trip she made one day late. The consequence? A three-year ban on returning to the United States…

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