ACTION: Help stop Herta's Deportation TODAY!
[youtube = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMU_DZofuWQ&feature=player_embedded] 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.