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If you, like most Americans with things to do, began watching the Democratic National Convention when heavy hitters like Elizabeth Warren and Michelle Obama were scheduled to speak, you may have missed one of the day’s most powerful moments.

Eleven-year-old Karla Ortiz and her mother Francisca were introduced to delegates in attendance in Philadelphia with a video of a meeting they had with Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, in which Karla told Clinton about her fear that her parents, undocumented immigrants, would be deported.

The DNC invited Karla and her mother to speak to in front of a raucous first night at the convention: nationally recognized political figures and entertainers had been booed all afternoon by Sanders delegates upset about emails revealing Democratic Party bias against their candidate.

But the pair delivered the best speech of the afternoon, if not the entire day. In a few minutes, Karla and Francisca Ortiz presented a personal testimony on the consequences of mass deportation policies.

Video: Los Angeles Times.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

Photo by Steve Rhodes is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters

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