Daughter of undocumented immigrant, 12, makes impassioned plea at Families ...

A 12-year-old daughter of an undocumented immigrant delivered an emotional speech at the Families Belong Together rally in Washington, DC, on Saturday. 

Leah Cayasso stood up in front of an estimated 50,000 people across from the White House and revealed that she lives in constant fear that her mother will be taken away from her.

As she spoke, the young activist became increasingly overcome with emotion, fighting back tears as she asked: 'Don't they know how much we love our families? Don't they have a family, too? Why don't they care about us children?' 

Leah Cayasso, a 12-year-old whose mother is an undocumented immigrant, delivered an emotional speech at the Families Belong Together rally in Washington, DC, on Saturday

Leah Cayasso, a 12-year-old whose mother is an undocumented immigrant, delivered an emotional speech at the Families Belong Together rally in Washington, DC, on Saturday

The young activist fought back tears as she spoke about living in constant fear that her mother will be taken away from her, saying: 'I don't understand why this administration won't support mothers who just want a better life for their children. This needs to change!'

The young activist fought back tears as she spoke about living in constant fear that her mother will be taken away from her, saying: 'I don't understand why this administration won't support mothers who just want a better life for their children. This needs to change!'

Rallies were held in more than 700 cities around the country on Saturday with protesters demanding the end of the administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their families at the border.

The largest was held at the nation's capital in Lafayette Square, directly under the statue of the Marquis de Lafayette, who seen as one of the most prominent immigrants in American history. 

Amidst addressed from several high-profile attendees including Lin-Manuel Miranda, America Ferrera and Alicia Keys addressed the crowd, Leah's words stood out.

'ICE wants to take away my mom from me. I don't like to live with this fear. It's scary. I can't sleep, I can't study, I am stressed,' she said.

'I am afraid that they will take my mom away while she is at work, out driving or at home.

'I don't understand why this administration won't support mothers who just want a better life for their children. This needs to change!' 

She ended the two minute and 20 second speech by telling her mother in Spanish: 'I love you very much and will always fight for you.'    

Leah was one of 50,000 protesters gathered in the capital to demand the end of the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their families at the border

Leah was one of 50,000 protesters gathered in the capital to demand the end of the administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their families at the border

The rally took place in Lafayette Square opposite the White House, directly under the statue of the Marquis de Lafayette, one of the most prominent immigrants in American history

The rally took place in Lafayette Square opposite the White House, directly under the statue of the Marquis de Lafayette, one of the most prominent immigrants in American history

Read Leah's entire address below:

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