At Risk of Deportation and Thrown Into the Clutches of Known Killers
by Michelle Brané,
posted: September 14, 2011
Read Michelle Brané's, Director of Detention and Asylum, piece
in the Huffington Post, about Edmond Demiraj who, 10 years ago, agreed to testify against an Albanian mobster living in Texas who was charged, among other things, with human trafficking. In return for providing testimony, Demiraj, who was in the country without documentation, was promised safety for himself and his family. However, the accused Bedini jumped bail and fled to Albania. No longer needed as a witness, Demiraj was deported to his native Albania. Soon after, and perhaps not surprisingly, Bedini kidnapped, beat and shot him, as payback for his cooperation with the U.S. government. Miraculously, Demiraj survived.