Today is the last day to help stop the deportation of Herta Llusho. She will be deported tomorrow unless we can convince DHS to delay. I don’t have enough time to write a full post about this, so I’m going to cross-post from Kyle at Citizen Orange, who has been tirelessly working on this in the past few weeks.
If you have not yet signed this petition and taken the actions listed in support of Herta Llusho, than please do so. You can get the latest information from this facebook group.
If you have done all of the above, than I encourage you to focus all of your energy onto calling, faxing, and emailing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as it is ultimately in their hands whether Herta is sent back to Albania or not. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a part of DHS. The latest message I got from the facebook group suggests calling these two numbers, but things are change hourly so check back here for updates:
1: Call LaSal Austin, director of the local DHS in Michigan, at 313-259-8562. Demand that he take legislators’ leads and take immediate action to defer the deportation of Herta Llusho.
2: Call John Morton, Assistant Secretary of ICE, at the comment line 202-732-3000 . Demand that he contact Mr. Austin in the local DHS office and take immediate action to defer Herta’s deportation.
Stop Herta’s Deportation – Facebook
(17 August 2009)
SEIU also has a handy-dandy click-to-fax tool up that will send a fax directly to Vincent Clausen, the Michigan ICE Field Officer, whom I hope will do the right thing and defer Herta’s deportation. Department of Homeland Security’s refusal to comment on this case has been disgraceful.
Another DREAM student is facing deportation. We must help stop the deportation of all DREAMers until we can pass a comprehensive bill that INCLUDES the DREAM Act.
Herta Llusho will be deported unless you help.
My name is Herta Llusho, I am 19 years old, and I writing this because I am about to be deported. I was born in Albania and was brought to the United States when I was 11 years old. With the help and support of my family, I have struggled through more than seven years of legal proceedings to find a way to stay in this country legally. Despite our best efforts, on August 19, I will be removed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from the only place I know as my home. I will be sent back to a country that has become a foreign place to me. I don’t even speak Albanian well anymore. My only hope of staying here is for as many people as possible to ask DHS to delay my deportation until the DREAM Act is passed.
To read Herta’s full story, click here.
- Join the facebook group for immediate updates: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=111108019510
- Sign petition which will be hand-delivered to targets: http://www.change.org/actions/view/stop_deportation_of_dream_student_herta_llusho
- Use SEIU Click to Call Action Tool to call DHS: http://call.seiu.org/9/hertadhs
- Call Senator Carl Levin at (202) 224-6221. Urge him to a) introduce private bill for Herta, and b) write letter to DHS asking them to stop Herta’s deportation.
- Call Senator Stabenow at (202) 224-4822. Urge her to a) introduce private bill for Herta, and b) write letter to DHS asking them to stop Herta’s deportation.
- Call Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick at (202) 225-2261. Urge her to a) introduce private bill for Herta, and b) write letter to DHS asking them to stop Herta’s deportation.