Herta's deportation was exteneded twice, however she is not out of the woods just yet. Your support has proven to be the key to keepin her here. Sign this petition, send it to your friends to sign. Until we know she can stay for good it won't be over!
Please sign and send this letter, urging DHS Janet Napolitano, Senator Levin, Senator Stabenow and Representative Kilpatrick, to step in and stop the deportation of Herta.
Make sure you let Napolitano know you want Herta to remain in the country as she is the only one who can step in and prevent his deportation. Call the DHS message line at 1.202.282.8495. Tell them about Herta, ask them why they have not taken action yet and when they plan on making this right.
Read more about Herta here: http://www.dreamactivist.org/save-herta/
1. Join the facebook group for immediate updates: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=111108019510
2. Sign THIS petition which will be hand-delivered to targets.
3. Use SEIU Click to Call Action Tool to call DHS: http://call.seiu.org/9/hertadhs
4. Call Senator Carl Levin at both his DC office - (202) 224-6221 - and his Detroit office - (313) 226-6020. Urge him to a) introduce private bill for Herta, and b) write letter to DHS asking them to stop Herta's deportation.
5. Call Senator Stabenow at both her DC office - (202) 224-4822 - and her Lansing office - (517) 203-1760. Urge her to a) introduce private bill for Herta, and b) write letter to DHS asking them to stop Herta's deportation.
6. Call Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick at both her DC office - (202) 225-2261 - and her Detroit office - (313) 965-9004. Urge her to a) introduce private bill for Herta, and b) write letter to DHS asking them to stop Herta's deportation.
Call in Script:
I am calling on behalf of Herta Llusho (A#96-139-441), an undocumented student who is facing deportation back to Albania. Herta has lived in Detroit since she was 11, she went to Pierce Middle School and Grosse Pointe South High School. Herta excelled in everything during high school, graduating with a 4.05 gpa and she continues to excel after high school. She has been very active in our community volunteering at homeless shelters, summer day camps, and tutoring programs, in addition to a lot of other things with her church.
The reason I am calling is to ask that you do something to stop Herta from being deported.. Please introduce a private bill for her in addition to contacting DHS and asking that they defer her deportation. Herta is an asset to our state and to our country and we should be fighting to keep immigrants like her here, not deporting them to countries they know little about.
She was born in Albania and was brought to the United States when she was 11 years old. She has struggled with the help of her family through more than seven years of proceedings to find a way to stay in this country legally. Despite their best efforts, she is in the process of being removed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from the only place she can really call home. She will be sent back to a country that has become a foreign place to her. She doesn't even speak Albanian well anymore.
When her parents first brought her to the United States, Herta attended Pierce Middle School, just outside of Detroit, MI. She couldn’t speak English, at first, but within a year she was able to learn it due to the extremely supportive and patient teachers and friends she made. She later attended Grosse Pointe South High School, where she was a 4.05 GPA student and committed to a lot of extracurricular activities such as the Looking Glass, which was a magazine publication of short stories and poems, the Spanish club, and National Honor Society. She ran cross-country, track and played a little bit of soccer. Also through her church and other organizations, she volunteered at homeless shelters, summer day camps, and tutoring programs. Last year, she was accepted into the school of electrical engineering at the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM), where she has been able to maintain her high grades.
Herta exemplifies what it means to be an American and she should be allowed to live the American dream. I urge you to immediately take action to stop Herta's deportation.