Rokita Helps Frankfort HS Student Elizabeth Olivas Secure Visa to Return for Graduation

May 31, 2012

 

May 31, 2012          
Contact: Josh Britton
Phone: (202) 225-5037
E-mail: Josh.Britton@mail.house.gov

Rokita Helps Frankfort HS Student Elizabeth Olivas Secure Visa to Return for Graduation

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita today applauded the decision by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to issue a visa to Frankfort High School senior Elizabeth Olivas. This morning, Rokita and U.S. Rep. Mike Pence sent letters to the U.S. Consulate in Mexico City in support of Olivas’ request for an expedited waiver that would allow her to return to the United States in time for her school’s commencement ceremony on Saturday.

“USCIS did the right thing here, and my staff and I were glad to play a part in helping Elizabeth return to the U.S. in time to graduate with her class,” said Rokita.

In addition to the letter, Rokita’s staff spoke on the phone with embassy officials today to reiterate Rokita’s support for Olivas as USCIS considered her case. Copies of Rokita’s and Pence’s letters of support  are attached.

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