My Mom Has No Papers


Yesterday in Maryland a second grader asked First Lady Michelle Obama whether the President was going to “take away” people who didn’t have “papers”. Apparently, the child’s mother had expressed some fear in the privacy of their home.

Michelle Obama, who is also the nation’s “First Mom” handled the question beautifully, assuring the little girl that the broken immigration law was a problem Congress would “have to fix”.

Can you imagine if this exchange had occurred in Arizona, rather than Maryland? Did the child’s question raise “reasonable suspicion” of her family’s unauthorized immigration status under Arizona’s new “show me your papers” law?

by David Leopold