Somehow the entire question seems to look different when it is attached to a darling little face.
As the presidents addressed those in the rose garden, the 2 first ladies went to a nearby school to talk to school children. One little girl asked the show-stoppers of all show-stoppers. Hats off to Mrs. Obama for thinking fast on her feet. And good for the little girl…she was NOT going to let the first lady off the hook.
The text, from the Huffington Post:
While the two Presidents spoke about the need for immigration reformand about concerns over Arizona’s harsh new law — without saying anything new or different — down the road in Silver Spring, Maryland, First Lady Michele Obama and Mexico’s First Lady Margarita Zavala visited an elementary school to speak with a class of second graders.
ABC News’ Karen Travers reports what happened when a young girl spoke up:
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.”