11-year-old Karla Ortiz, whose parents are illegal immigrants received a standing ovation at the Democratic National Convention.
"Hillary Clinton told me that she would do everything she could to help us," she said. "She told me that she would do the worrying for me and all of us."
"She wants me to have the worries of an eleven year old, not the weight of the world on my shoulders."
KARLA ORTIZ: Thank you very much for coming here today. I really appreciate it. And today I'm going tell you guys a story about my parents, about their deportation of immigration. And I'm a daughter of immigrant parents. Valiente, brave, that's what Hillary Clinton call me when I told her I was worried my parent would be deported. Even when I was little, my parents were always crying. But I didn't understand why.
I was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. My parents came here, looking for a better life, for the American dream. But I don't feel brave every day. On most days I'm scared. I'm scared that at any moment, my mom and my dad will be forced to leave.
And I wonder, what if I come home and find it empty? I want to see my parents do -- I want my parents to see me do science experiments and help me find my rare rocks in the desert. I want to grow up to be a lawyer so I can help other families like us. I have hope. Esperanza.
Hillary Clinton told me that she would do everything she could to help us. She told me that I didn't have to do the worrying because she would do the worrying for me and all of us. She wants me to have the worries of an 11-year-old, not the weight of the world on my shoulder.