Chrissy Teigen Held Her Baby Son While Delivering A Powerful Speech About Immigrants

"Baby's first rally."

It was "baby's first rally" for Chrissy Teigen's son Miles at the Families Belong Together march in Los Angeles on Saturday. Teigen held him in her arms as she delivered a powerful speech at the event, which protested President Donald Trump's immigration policy, particularly the separation of families at the border.

"I am incredibly proud to be a daughter of an immigrant," Teigen told the crowd, sharing how her mother grew up in Thailand. "We love that the American story is filled with people who come from all over the world to have a better life here. America at its best is big, beautiful, and diverse — like our great city of Los Angeles."

"Can you imagine this city without the contributions of immigrants? How bland, how flavorless L.A. would be. How boring," Teigen continued, adding, "Immigrants don't come here to take from us. They add to what makes America special."

The cookbook author and model obviously also included a few Trump digs in her speech, referring to the president's campaign slogan and calls for a border wall by saying, "Making America great doesn't mean building walls to keep people out. It means continuing to embrace the dreams of immigrants who add to our culture, our economy, and our humanity."

According to Mashable, Teigen's husband John Legend was also present to perform for the crowd. He reportedly sang Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On," as well as a new track called "Preach," which includes the lyric "Can't see the use in me crying if I'm not even trying to make the change I want to see."

"We are here, and we are not going away," Teigen said of herself and her fellow protesters, earning cheers from the crowd. "We are here because we believe America can and should do better, and John and I are gonna keep showing up and speaking out and making sure your voices are heard."

Teigen and Legend previously spoke out against the border separation policy by donating $288,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Trump's 72nd birthday — $72,000 for each member of their family. So it was only appropriate that they attend the march as a family as well.

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