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Obama to Graduating Seniors in Michigan: Papers, Please

An overlooked fact in the hoopla over President Obama’s graduation speech to the 2010 class of Kalamazoo Central High School, the Secret Service required each student’s citizenship status:

KALAMAZOO — The White House appears to be laying the groundwork for President Barack Obama to shake the hand of each senior at Kalamazoo Central High School’s commencement ceremony next month.

Seniors are being asked to provide their birthdates, Social Security numbers and citizen status to the Secret Service so background checks could be performed. Such a check is required for anyone who gets within an arm’s length of the president, students were told at their senior breakfast Friday.

What’s good enough for President Obama should be good enough for Arizona, no?

(In case you missed it, Henry Payne has more on the speech over the Corner.)


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