On opening day of the Democratic National Convention, Karla and her mom Francisca Ortiz gave a rousing speech, in both English and Spanish, in front of thousands of delegates — and got a standing ovation. Before Karla and Francisca Ortiz spoke, the audience watched a clip of Clinton first meeting the special 10-year-old.
Karla told Clinton in February in Las Vegas about her fear of losing her parents.
"I'm going to do everything I can so you don't have to be scared and you don't have to worry too much about your mom or your dad or somebody else in your family," Clinton said in response.
Immigration reform is a huge part of Clinton's campaign platform.
She's said that America needs "comprehensive immigration reform with a path to full and equal citizenship." She wants to "end family detention, close private immigrant detention centers, and help more eligible people become naturalized."
Francisca delivered her entire speech in Spanish.
Her daughter, who wants to enter the legal profession, helped her with the speech.
"I want to grow up to be a lawyer so I can help other families like mine," Kayla said.
Kayla is one of the 4.5 million children born in the United States to an undocumented parent.