Letters In Support of Herta - Frank Sharry of America's Voice
Frank Sharry of America's Voice was asked to write a letter in support of Herta Llusho. You can download a copy of his letter here (pdf). The text of his letter is below:
Secretary Janet Napolitano
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC 20528
Dear Secretary Napolitano:
I am writing to support deferral and review of Herta Llusho's deportation order. She is scheduled for deportation on August 19, 2009.
Herta's parents brought her and her brother Lirjon to the U.S. from Albania at the age of eleven and applied for asylum. Like many immigrants, they came with a dream of giving their children a better life. They worked hard to provide for her and her brother, and raised them to believe in the American Dream. Herta graduated from high school with a 4.05 GPA and is a high achieving freshman at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Electrical Engineering.
Herta's story illustrates the need for comprehensive immigration reform, including the DREAM Act. Herta is exactly the kind of person we should be applauding for her achievements in America, not working to deport. In addition to helping Herta today, we urge you to move forward on real, comprehensive immigration reform for the millions of other families who face permanent separation and banishment from the U.S. every day.
Sen. Carl Levin has already written a letter to Assistant Secretary, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) John T. Morton requesting prosecutorial discretion in Herta's case. I ask that you defer Herta's deportation and review her case.
1050 17th Street NW suite 490
Washington, DC 20009Frank Sharry - America's Voice (18 August 2009)