Heydi Mejia illegally entered the United States from Guatemala with her mother when she was 4 years old. 14 years later, she graduated from high school in Richmond and was scheduled to be deported a few days later. On Monday afternoon, Mejia was granted a last-minute one year deferral.
Heydi Mejia, 18, graduates with honors from Meadowbrook High School in Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University's Alltel Pavilion at the Stuart C. Siegel Center. She was scheduled to be deported a few days later. Katherine Frey/THE WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo