The Snakehead

The Snakehead

An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream

Book - 2009
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Traces the story of illegal Chinese immigrant Cheng Chui Ping, who built a human smuggling conglomerate with links to a violent Chinatown gang, an organization that was exposed by New York's "Jade Squad" and the FBI twelve years before Ping's conviction.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385521307
0385521308
Characteristics: xiv, 414 p. : map ; 25 cm.

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modis01 Dec 18, 2013

Thought provoking and extremely well written. It starts with the captivating story of a shipwreck of the Golden Venture, a ship carrying illegal Chinese immigrants, and ends up showing us the vast enterprise that is human smuggling and its implications for our immigration and asylum policies.

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