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5/19/2010

Michelle Obama to Daughter of Illegal: We Gotta Get Your Mom Some Papers!

Filed under: Immigration,Obama — Patterico @ 9:10 pm



Rule of law, baby! Rule. Of. LAW!

First lady Michelle Obama told the child of an apparent illegal immigrant on Wednesday that immigration policy should be “fixed” so her mother could remain in the United States.

During a trip to an elementary school in Silver Spring, Md., with the first lady of Mexico, Margarita Zavala, Obama took questions from one young girl who said that she had heard “that Barack Obama is taking everybody away that doesn’t have papers,” adding later that her mom lacks such paperwork.

“We have to work on that. We have to make sure that people can be here and get the right kind of papers; that’s exactly right,” Obama responded. “We have to work on that. We have to fix that.”

Actually, no. The girl’s mom has to work on getting the right kind of papers.

Not because she needs them, mind you; I’m told being an illegal immigrant is legal everywhere except Arizona. Just, you know, to help bring the family out of the shadows — so that, one day, their daughter might have the courage to address the First Lady of the United Sta —

Ah, hell with it.

39 Responses to “Michelle Obama to Daughter of Illegal: We Gotta Get Your Mom Some Papers!”

  1. it’s like with Auntie Obama… rules are for the little people who are fat and stupid, mostly

    happyfeet (c8caab)

  2. box’em up and ship them home…..

    the alternative solution is that Mexico can petition the US for permission to become US territories, subject to US laws, etc, with an eye to those territories eventually becoming US states, once they are settled and productive.

    imagine a little Yankee ingenuity and law cleaning up the years of corruption and failure to utilize the resources of Mexico in an efficient manner.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  3. red, then we’d just have to deal with the illegals who attempt to move up to Mexico from central America.

    And a lot of these people are socialists who tolerate ridiculous corruption. I almost suspect Obama would be happy to annex these voters.

    I agree with the notion that the real solution is something like “a little Yankee ingenuity and law cleaning up the years of corruption and failure to utilize the resources of Mexico in an efficient manner.” I think this mission is essential to our nation’s security and prosperity, and long overdue for our neighbor.

    I don’t think it’s ever going to come from Mexico itself, and I wish we would require a complete overhaul of their system if they wished to keep trading with us.

    Obviously a ridiculous pipe dream.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  4. Dustin,
    My response to your inquiry about AZ, cut and pasted from previous thread,

    37.Actually, NK this May has been extremely mild. Around 80 degrees for the most part. Dustin, we have the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Prescott (former state capitol)great golf (if that is your thing although I concur with Mark Twain). You can stand on a corner in Winslow, Az before heading to the breathtaking Meteor Crater or stay in a concrete wigwam in Holbrook. You can take a small plane over the Canyon for a little over $100 for the full effect. There is a 4 hour round trip on a diesel train in Verde Canyon where you will be regaled with stories by the guides in each car as you watch majestic pines and all kinds of wild life. There is also the Painted Desert. If you find yourself down in Bisbee you can stay at Shady Dells where you can stay in an old Chris Craft boat or a classic Airstream trailer for a reasonable price. This is all from memory and I am sure a Google search will reveal so much more. If you come to Cave Creek I will even buy you a drink

    gazzer (7c0559)

  5. Rule of law, baby! Rule. Of. LAW!

    You’re expecting any acknowledgement of this principle from LeftProgs – even if they happen to have law degrees?
    Someone is in serious need of professional help.

    AD - RtR/OS! (4ab397)

  6. First Lady: “We must provide this woman with a pathway to arugula!”

    Icy Texan (deac71)

  7. the First “lady” was just trying to get near the mom for her salt.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  8. Oh boy, the no borders crowd is all excited that this little girl changed the face of the argument. They think heart-tugging anecdotes are the argument for every law.

    I’m just horrified that this little girl’s mother told her she was in some kind of danger. What kind of mother does that?

    MayBee (91182b)

  9. I have some extra papers I could loan her. will she pay my taxes in the meantime?

    Enoch_Root (9548cd)

  10. It’s kind of interesting, as if we didn’t know, how the unguarded moment brings out the truth. “We gotta get you some papers” applies to his entire policy on illegal immigration. Among those papers will be a voter registration card already filled out.

    Mike K (82f374)

  11. All animals are equal.

    Some are more equal than others.

    MU789 (d30691)

  12. Wow-What a setup! These people will stop at nothing to get their agenda through!
    Even lined up their PR stations CNN and MSNBC to start the SOB song….Now for Maria Sacchetti of the Boston Globe to share the tears of yet another woe is me Illegal Felon!
    These people are SHAMELESS!

    mary (618c61)

  13. Bust out the Teleprompter for Michelle. Make it an angry one.

    Enoch_Root (9548cd)

  14. A really, really Angry Teleprompter. With a huge belt.

    enoch_root (9548cd)

  15. I guess this kid’s mother is just as ashamed of this country as Michelle Obama is.

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  16. Look, if the little girl’s mom wants to smoke weed, so be it. I just don’t understand why we need to supply the paraphernalia.

    Rick (f7965e)

  17. I suppose countering with heart tugging “anecdotes” of shotgunned landowners and their dogs, mutilation of ranch animals, and murder of border agents with families would be in poor taste?

    elissa (aaefe6)

  18. I wonder which Obama staffer was assigned with coaching this kid …

    Subotai (78e513)

  19. All the Americans are immigrants. Can you imagine what Indians thought when they saw the first settlers?:)))

    Taking this into account, why are Americans so much against immigrants from other countries nowadays?

    In this respect the US are similar to Israel because in both countries living conditions are not that good after all but they’re sure that people all over the worlds dream of living in this country.

    cora @ Israel (eaae78)

  20. I do not like these people. The Obarcky’s.

    JD (0d395c)

  21. All the Americans are immigrants. Can you imagine what Indians thought when they saw the first settlers?:)))

    Taking this into account, why are Americans so much against immigrants from other countries nowadays?

    All Israelis are immigrants. Why are Israelis so much against immigrants from other countries? And they are 10000 times more against immigration than Americans are.

    Go lobby your own government for open bordera and then get back to us on this.

    Subotai (78e513)

  22. Calderon…
    Well, he ripped into us for our immigration laws, and “sending all the guns to Mexico” in his speech to Congress.

    All I can say is that it now appears that at least two of the three nations of North America are led by ignorant liars.

    Fortunately for Mexico, the Estados Unidos is not a Muslim country, or else we would be gathering this morning at the various Consulates and the Embassy, to storm, sack, and burn them down, in response to his disrespect for his hosts.

    Kudos to the Wolfman @ CNN for actually having the integrity to ask a relevant question to Calderon on what Mexico does with those who enter his country illegally over their southern border.

    AD - RtR/OS! (c4618b)

  23. “Papers? We don’t need no stinking papers!”

    Dmac (21311c)

  24. My forebearers always carried “papers”;
    in early rifles, a paper-patched ball was much more accurate.

    AD - RtR/OS! (c4618b)

  25. AD? I missed the exchange. What did Calderone say in response, other than the famous “...that’s different...” we hear so often?

    Eric Blair (8eff53)

  26. EB…if you’re talking about his appearance on Wolf’s show…
    All I know is the clips that Rush played this morning, as I don’t have CNN on my fave list.
    But, Wolf specifically asked him what happens to Central Americans who enter Mexico “without papers”?
    “We send them back!”
    Do the police just walk up to those they suspect of being non-Mexicans and demand “papers”?
    “Yes!”
    The hypocrisy is just stunning.

    AD - RtR/OS! (c4618b)

  27. I guess Calderon couldn’t stop at lecturing us about immigration. Now he’s lecturing us about the drug war–according to him, it’s up to the US to stop the flow of drugs into this country by reducing demand,(never mind Mexico’s responsibility), and I suppose the idiot in chief just stood there and agreed that America has been lax and we should be begging Mexico’s forgiveness.

    Rochf (ae9c58)

  28. “I’m just horrified that this little girl’s mother told her she was in some kind of danger”

    She is. Roundups are still happening.

    imdw (2b5cca)

  29. It’s weird how the Obama’s try and ignore laws.

    Calderon reminds me of someone who is too dumb to know how dumb he sounds to others.

    bill-tb (541ea9)

  30. AD, I think it is a weird form of arrogance of the Western Left: they say that we do bad things, but when other countries do the same thing….(i) we need to understand the historical context and (ii) it isn’t the same.

    Jeez.

    We should just tell Calderon that we will link or immigration policies and enforcement to his own.

    It’s kind of like China lecturing us on human rights, when the execute how many people per year? And break them down for parts in the organ trade.

    And no one says a thing about that.

    People may not like John Bolton, but he would have said it.

    Eric Blair (8eff53)

  31. We should just tell Calderon that we will link or immigration policies and enforcement to his own.

    And, that we’ll give our cops the same immunity that he gives his for “human rights violations” such as the severe beatings, and killings, they do to their “undocumented”.

    Plus, I love the obtuseness that he continues on blaming US for the proliferation of military-grade, (fully) automatic weapons and “destructive devices” (a term-of-law used in ATF regs) that are not available over-the-counter in this country, but are seemingly limitless in their availability “out-the-back-door” at Mexican Army facilities.

    AD - RtR/OS! (c4618b)

  32. It’s kind of like China lecturing us on human rights, when the execute how many people per year? And break them down for parts in the organ trade.

    But don’t you understand that if we only had a system like China’s that all of this “dissension” would be alleviated? Tom Friedman likes that idea – as do others of his ilk.

    Dmac (3d61d9)

  33. It’s completely understandable how Michelle could so easily share the little girl’s concern, several members of the First Lady’s own family have exactly the same problem.

    Actually, Michelle may have had her husband’s inability to produce his papers foremost in her mind when she said, ““We have to work on that. We have to make sure that people can be here and get the right kind of papers; that’s exactly right,” Obama responded. “We have to work on that. We have to fix that.”

    ropelight (b919b6)

  34. I cannot believe how racist you all are. Denounced and condemned.

    JD (5e5cad)

  35. it’s about time JD showed up to denounce someone. we’ve been trying to summon him for weeks over at Dan’s place.

    Enoch_Root (174a66)

  36. Enoch – I thought I gave you the Bat-signal thingie.

    JD (d55760)

  37. Perhaps Michelle and the young girl were sharing TOTUS, just like reading parts in a play. If it wasn’t rehearsed before the big event. I wonder which reporter will tell us the truth. As if!

    PatAZ (9d1bb3)

  38. JD – you may have, but Dan misplaced it.

    Enoch_Root (174a66)

  39. i like michelle obama coz she is very down to earth person.’*

    Charlotte Hughes (8defb8)


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