politics

This 11-Year-Old Schooled Americans On The Reality Of Immigration At The DNC

“I’m scared that at any moment, my mom and my dad will be forced to leave.”

The Democratic National Convention kicked off yesterday, and despite speakers like Bernie Sanders and Michelle Obama, the highlight was undoubtedly when an 11-year-old daughter of undocumented parents took the stage. The theme of the first night was “United Together,” which naturally featured a number of Latino speakers. But Las Vegas native Karla Ortiz took the cake.

Ortiz spoke about the daily terror of having undocumented parents, “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?” Karla said, standing by her mother’s side. “‘Valiente. Brave.’ That’s what Hillary Clinton called me when I told her I was worried my parents would be deported. Even when I was little, my parents were always crying, but I didn’t understand why.”

“Soy Americana” she proclaimed to raucous cheers. “I want to grow up to be a lawyer so I can grow up and help other families like us.” In the meantime, Karla believes that Hilary is the answer to their struggle. “She told me that she would do the worrying for me,” she said. “Because, she told me, she wants me to have the worries of an 11-year-old,” Karla said. “Not the weight of the world on my shoulders.”


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This Latina Wrestler Just Made Her WWE Debut And She's Already A Star

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This Latina Wrestler Just Made Her WWE Debut And She’s Already A Star

Pamela Rose Martinez, a.k.a. Bayley, made a glorious debut on WWE Battlefield as the surprise tag-team partner of WWE women’s champ Sasha Banks.

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Fans had been anxiously anticipating the debut of Bayley, who made a name for herself in NXT, WWE’s development organization.

Through sheer determination and an empowering persona, Bayley has connected with an extremely loving and loyal fanbase — especially young girls.

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Sharing the dream.

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Basically, Bayley is everyone’s bae.

Fans love her as much as they love her catchphrase: “I’m a hugger.”

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#WeAreNXT

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Even her rivals and peers have the utmost respect for her.

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A lifelong fan of the sport, Pamela Rose Martinez always flirted with the idea of wrestling.

Finally in 2008, Martinez joined Big Time Wrestling as Davina Rose. She was barely 18 years old.

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She spent years cutting her teeth in Big Time, hoping to one day make it to the WWE.

By late 2012, Bayley was called up to NXT, a developmental league where female wrestlers hone their skills before making the jump to the WWE.

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Her undeniable talent took her all the way to the NXT championship, which she won from… Sasha Banks.

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How do you want to be remembered?

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She eventually lost the title, but the loss has only strengthened her dedication to professional wrestling and its fans.

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Hello #NXTCincy

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It’s this dedication that made Bayley the perfect teammate for Sasha Banks at WWE Battleground.

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When Bayley entered the arena at WWE’s Battleground, the audience lost its mind.

Sasha Banks, who is now the WWE women’s champ, and Bayley put their past rivalry aside to bring home the victory.

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The Boss and Hug connection! @itsmebayley

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When asked about how she felt about her performance, Bayley’s excitement was palpable, saying, “I have no words. It was magical.”

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Her skills in the ring have made her a powerhouse in NXT, and before long, Bayley will challenge for a WWE title.

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Happy Hugsgiving 😏 🦃

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It’s only a matter of time.

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😏 #tbt #NXTTakeoverTheEnd #BreakingGround #NXT

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