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By Matthew Stabley, NBC4

A second-grader may have unwittingly blown the whistle on her mother's citizenship status during Michelle Obama's visit to a Silver Spring school -- and right in front of Mexico's first lady.

Margarita Zavala joined Mrs. Obama for a visit to New Hampshire Estates Elementary School Wednesday.

During a question-and-answer session, a girl raised the immigration issue, telling Mrs. Obama that her mom says that "Barack Obama is taking everybody away that doesn't have papers."

The first lady replied that they have to make sure people living in the United States have the proper citizenship papers.

"That's exactly right," Mrs. Obama added.

"But my mom doesn't have papers," the girl said.

"Well, we have to work on that," Obama said. "We have to fix that and everybody's got to work together in Congress to make sure that happens."

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