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Open Letter to DHS: Don’t Deport Herta Tomorrow!

by Jacquelyn Mahendra on 08/18/2009 at 3:29pm

Eight years ago, Herta Llusho came with her family to the US from Albania– when she was just eleven years old. Herta’s family came for the reason most immigrants do: in pursuit of the American dream. Today that dream has become a nightmare.

Herta is due to present herself to be deported tomorrow.

From Dave Bennion at Change.org:

 

[Urgent: Please click through here to fax ICE and ask them to defer Herta's deportation. Even if you have already signed the petition or called Senators, this what you can do right now to have an impact.]

Undocumented student Herta Llusho is facing deportation back to Albania after living in the United States since the age of 11.  She graduated from high school with a 4.05 GPA and is currently an engineering student at University of Detroit Mercy. Herta has volunteered in her community and is an active member of her church.

Herta’s community has rallied around her cause, sponsoring a rally at Herta’s church last night.  Channel 7 News in Detroit covered it here (video above).

Mo from DreamActivist has put up an extensive list of actions you can take at the youth-run website, and DreamActivist has been working with SEIU to rally phonecalls and faxes to DHS on behalf of Herta. If you haven’t yet, take action here on behalf of Herta now- time is running out to prevent her deportation.

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