In May of 2010 Michelle Obama and the wife of former Mexican leader Felipe Calderon were siting in on a classroom in an elementary school in Silver Spring, Maryland, when a second grader cornered the First Lady on the issue of immigration:

“My mom … she says that Barack Obama is taking everybody away that doesn’t have papers,” the girl said. “My mom doesn’t have any papers.”

The First Lady responded: “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.”

Despite the plea, the eight-year-old girl’s concerns appear to have fallen on deaf ears – at least on the legislative front – as Congress has not delivered on the issue, politics could stall real reform for some time, and the immigration system remains as broken today as it was three years ago.

via Op-Ed: Is Immigration Reform a Reason for Hope – Or Just Dreams? » The Chicago Bureau.