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Michelle Obama Questioned About Immigration Issue by 2nd Grader

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) _ First lady Michelle Obama faced a tough, personal question about immigration from a Maryland second-grader during an elementary school visit with Mexican first lady Margarita Zavala. The girl said Wednesday that her mother said President Barack Obama was "taking everybody away that doesn't have papers." Michelle Obama responded "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 "but my mom doesn't have papers" as Obama said, "well, we have to work on that. We have to fix that." New Hampshire Estates Elementary School principal Jane Litchko wouldn't identify the student but said a parent signed a release allowing the child to participate and be filmed.

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