Michelle Obama is doing a tour with Margarita Zavala, First Lady of Mexico, and went to a Silver Spring school where they could expect to encounter both Mexican and American children—being educated by the American taxpayer. Â This is from Jake Tapper`s blog:
Immigration Hits Home for Young Girl and First Lady Michelle Obama
May 19, 2010 12:51 PMABC News` Karen Travers reports: During First Lady Michelle Obama`s visit to an elementary school in Silver Spring, Md., Wednesday, a second grade female student brought up immigration reform in a very personal way.The student shyly raised her hand and said, "My mom ... she says that Barack Obama is taking everybody away that doesn`t have papers."Mrs. Obama replied:"Yeah, well that`s something that we have to work on, right? To make sure that people can be here with the right kind of papers, right? That`s exactly right."The girl then said quietly, "But my mom doesn`t have any ..." and trailed off.Mrs. Obama replied: "Well, we have to work on that. We have to fix that, and everybody`s got to work together in Congress to make sure that happens. That`s right."The exchange came during a visit with Mexicoâ€™s First Lady Margarita Zavala to the New Hampshire Estates Elementary School in Silver Spring, Md.- Karen Travers
You can see the problem—when you`re talking to an eight-year-old, and she tells you her mommy`s illegal, you don`t quite know what to say. Michelle, of course promised the kid that they`d make sure that everyone who was illegal would have papers, (amnesty )and said that " everybody`s got to work together in Congress"
to make that happen. Well, not everybody wants to—another post on the same page says President Obama: I Can`t Push Immigration Reform Without Some Republican Help.
And he can`t—even if he had all the votes, he`d get all the blame.