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……Read More
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Gay student faces expulsion for firing stun gun to fend off bullies
Darnell “Dynasty” Young, a 17-year-old gay student at Arsenal Tech High School in Indianapolis, Ind., is facing possible expulsion after he fired a stun gun at bullies he claims were about to beat him up, the Indianapolis Star reports. According to the paper, Young said classmates frequently harassed him, at times throwing rocks and taunting him for dressing too flamboyantly. Chelisa Grimes, Young’s mother, also told the paper that when she went to school officials to complain, they placed the blame on Young for being “openly gay.” The conflict came to a head on April 16 when six students allegedly surrounded Young, threatening to cause him physical harm……Read More