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May 20, 2010

Question from the mouth a child to Mrs. Obama

"On Wednesday, with TV cameras rolling during an event to promote healthy eating, a second-grader at a Silver Spring elementary school asked first lady Michelle Obama why the president was "taking everybody away that doesn't have papers."

Sitting in front of a dozen schoolchildren, with the first lady of Mexico by her side, Obama told the girl: "That's something that we have to work on, right? To make sure that people can be here with the right kind of papers."

"But my mom doesn't have any papers," the student blurted as soon as the first lady had finished.

In an instant, the spontaneous exchange crystallized the power of the immigration debate, sparking hours of cable news chatter, a rolling Twitter conversation and urgent questions about what, if anything, might happen to the girl's mother as a result of the unscripted moment...".


Posted by VisaLawyer at May 20, 2010 08:29 AM


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