Instead of Watching Trump’s Speech, Watch This 12 Year Old Eviscerate the Immigration Crackdown

Leah, whose parents are undocumented, slammed Trump’s “evil” family separations.

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Leah, a 12 year old and the daughter of undocumented immigrant parents, joins MoveOn, National Domestic Workers Alliance, and hundreds of allies at a rally at the White House to tell President Donald Trump and his administration to stop separating kids from their parents on June 30, 2018 in Washington, DC.Ê (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump is slat­ed to give a nation­al address Tues­day at 9:00 p.m. east­ern time to dis­cuss, as he put it, the Human­i­tar­i­an and Nation­al Secu­ri­ty cri­sis on our South­ern Border.”

"Why don’t they care about us children?”

But Leah, the daugh­ter of undoc­u­ment­ed par­ents, says the real human­i­tar­i­an cri­sis is the Trump administration’s bru­tal sep­a­ra­tion of fam­i­lies — at the bor­der and through­out the country.

Leah, 12 years old when she addressed the Fam­i­lies Belong Togeth­er” ral­ly in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. last June, iden­ti­fied her­self as the proud daugh­ter of a domes­tic work­er who loves me very much.”

The gov­ern­ment is sep­a­rat­ing and detain­ing refugee par­ents and chil­dren at the bor­der who are look­ing for safe­ty,” she told the cheer­ing crowd. Our gov­ern­ment also con­tin­ues to sep­a­rate u.s. cit­i­zen chil­dren like me from their par­ents every day.”

This is evil,” she con­tin­ued. It needs to stop.”

Don’t they have a fam­i­ly too?” Leah demand­ed. Why don’t they care about us children?”

The full speech can be viewed below.

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