Citizen Orange: August 2009 Archives

Channel 7 Action News has a good report on Herta's story.  There was some good media coverage of Herta's story, yesterday, and I can only hope that it's enough to swing things in our favor this last day.

I want to thank Eric Baerren and Richard Hellinga of Michigan Liberal for front paging my post on Herta Llusho.  It seems to have shamed traditional media into giving a little bit of coverage to Herta's case.  Detroit Public Radio,the Detroit Free Press, the Detroit News have now covered Herta's story. 

I've got to say though, that the best coverage of Herta's story comes from Hoa Quach of Global Voices.  Quach seems to have grasped the nuances of this story better than most.  It's probably because she has covered the work of before.

I am continuously updating media outlets that have covered Herta's story here.
It was a wild two days at Netroots Nation.  It's good to see the Obama administration feeling some pressure from progressives as a result of it, though I wish there had been more of a push back on migration policy.  I didn't attend Valarie Jarrett's talk, but I am told she was asked a question on migration policy.  I should have gone and done my own heckling and hissing on the subject. 

There's so much to write coming out of Netroots Nation, but I'm going to be focused on Herta Llusho's case until Wednesday, when she is set to be deported.  Look for more after then, and in the meantime, join the campaign to support Herta!
If you have not heard of Herta Llusho, yet, she has published her story in blogs far and wide.  I also recommend you read my post on why Herta's story is so important.  More importantly, though, please take the following actions in support of Herta.

It appears social media has beat out old media, yet again.  Since Herta Llusho's story was first published by on August 11, 2009, over 2,000 people have both signed a petition and joined a facebook group in support of her.  19 different blogs, both large and small, have covered her case.  I encourage politicians from Michigan to check out that list of blogs because many of their constituents are leaving comments on them. 

Despite all of this social media activity, not a single traditional media outlet has reported on Herta's case.  Fortunately, politicians don't wait on old media anymore.  They listen to their constituents voices, amplified by social media.  That is why I am excited to report, with the heroic assistance of Josh Bernstein from SEIU, that U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) has written a letter in support of Herta Llusho.

I'm A "Left Wing Terrorist"

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It looks like the folks at the great pro-migrant blog Immigration Clearinghouse are having an effect.  I've documented some of the online guerilla warfare that goes on in the pro-migrant sanctuarysphere.  It appears that nativists have set up a mirror site to Immigration Clearinghouse in which I get called the following along with a bunch of other pro-migrant blogs:

Groups supporting Illegal Immigration & Open Borders! Groups from the far left wing terrorists who want to destroy America.

Citizen Orange

All of these organizations promote and or sponsor open borders and no immigration laws! The federal government needs to look into these groups and find out what they are planning! We suspect that they want to take over America and make it part of Mexico. I f you have any first hand knowledge about these groups trying to partake in terrorists activities, please contact your local FBI field operations manager or call the local police department in your town. These groups are left wing extreamists HATE Groups with one thing in mind, the take over of America.
You can tell the sort of Internet dinosaurs we're dealing with by the sophistication of the site they set up.  All I can say is congratulations to the folks at Immigration Clearinghouse.  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  I'm always happy for the free advertisement, too.  The more links I get, the more people find me.