Protests student’s for deportation of Herta Llusho

Llusho (third from the left) with friends during her high school graduation ceremony.

Llusho (third from the left) with friends during her high school graduation ceremony.

More than 100 people rallied Monday night at Hope Community Church in Detroit to prevent a University of Detroit Mercy student from being deported to Albania.

Herta Llusho, 19, of Grosse Pointe Park, said she came to the United States in 2001 from Albania, along with her family, on a tourist visa. They were denied political asylum and, now, Llusho and her mother must leave on Wednesday.

Advocates say that college students like Llusho should be allowed to stay because of their potential.

A spokesman for the Detroit office of the Department of Homeland Security did not comment Monday.

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