The New York Times this weekend published letters written to First Lady Michelle Obama from students involved with 826, a reading and literacy program with an office in Echo Park. One of the letter writers, an 11-year-old boy named Andres, made the following requests:
Dear Michelle Obama,
I think your husband should legalize immigration. Please put a statue of me in Echo Park. Thank you. J.K. No, really. I want a tuxedo on the statue.
— ANDRES ORTEGA, age 11, Los Angeles