Guam - Last week we brought you the story about Veronica Baza. She and her family moved to Texas last year and recently applied for government child care assistance, but were denied because she was told that her children were not U.S. citizens. Furthermore Veronica said the supervisor went so far as chuckling and saying he never heard of Guam throughout his college education.
(This same supervisor later called Baza and apologized after learning that in fact Guam was a U.S. territory.)
Today Senator Frank Blas, Jr. wrote a letter to Texas Governor Rick Perry about what happened to Baza and about Guam's status as a territory. In his letter he urged the Texas governor to provide education to these government employees and political leaders there to avoid further embarrassment from uninformed and misguided comments.
Last year Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson referred to Guam as "a foreign base".