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Free read The Snakehead An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Á [Epub] ➜ The Snakehead An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream By Patrick Radden Keefe – Suad” and the FBI nearly ten years to untangle the criminal network and home in on its unusual mastermindTHE SNAKEHEAD is a panoramic tale of international intrigue and a dramatic portrait of the underground economy in which America’s twelve million illegal immigrants live Based on hundreds of interviews Patrick Radden Keefe’s sweeping narrative tells the story not only of Sister Ping but of the gangland gunslingers who worked for her the immigration and law enforcement officials who pursued her and the generation of penniless immigrants who risked death and braved a mile odyssey so that they could realize their own version of the American dream The Snakehead offers an intimate tour of life on the mean streets of Chinatown a vivid blueprint of organized crime in an age of globalization and a masterful exploration of the ways in which illegal immigration affects us allwwwdoubledaycom. A huge book that spans a massive network it helped me comprehend what we talk about when we talk about migration not as much in the human sense but in the gears that grind it along and churn billions of dollars out of it along the way He is so intimate with the subject matter and without knowing any Chinese that it makes sense of it all and is still a page turner A reminder also of how different the dialogue around immigration was even 10 years ago when this book was published—in a lot of ways the post 911 immigration world in the US shares in common with the pre 911 immigration world than with now The alliance of The Golden Vision advocacy group just wouldn’t happen nowAnd so ends my summer of non fiction

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Rants But her real business a business that earned an estimated million was smuggling people As a “snakehead” she built a complex and often vicious global conglomerate relying heavily on familial ties and employing one of Chinatown's most violent gangs to protect her power Snakehead An Epic Kindle #209 and profits Like an underworld CEO Sister Ping created an intricate smuggling network that stretched from Fujian Province to Hong Kong to Burma to Thailand to Kenya to Guatemala to Mexico Her ingenuity and drive were awe inspiring both to the Chinatown community where she was revered as a homegrown Don Corleone and to the law enforcement officials who could never uite catch her Indeed Sister Ping’s empire only came to light in when the Golden Venture a ship loaded with undocumented immigrants ran aground off a ueens beach It took New Snakehead An Epic Tale of ePUB #8608 York’s fabled “. Starts as a true crime story June 6 1993 On Rockaway beach New York about 250 Chinese wash ashore A few strong swimmers have dry clothes in a plastic bag taped to their legs get dressed and walk away Eventually 10 bodies are counted Half the reminder are moved to a prison in York Pennsylvania The immigrants moved have asylum cases and need legal representation Page 227Craig Trebilcock a young litigator was asked to do a favor and represent some of the Chinese Craig was previously an army lawyer in Germany just before the wall came down After the wall came down he noticed the West Germans were gregarious relaxed and generally optimistic The East Germans seemed to just shuffle along eyes in their shoe tips always a little fearful of what the future held in store Not a political person the faces of the East Germans had — that look — instilled in him an abiding conviction about the oppressive toll that a Communist system could have on the human spirit And four years later as he sat facing Pin Lin in the York County Prison he recognized that look again Page 310 In China a human life isn’t worth ten pennies Ten thousand people come and 100 die Bad luck If they make it their families get rich Their villages get richPage 188 With 15 of the worlds population some 900 million of whom are peasants China has a way of dousing any humanitarian assumptions with a colder demographic reality There is a famous story about Deng Xiaopings visit in Jan 1979 when Jimmy Carter scolded him about China’s restrictions on the “freedom of departure” — the right to emigration—and suggested that people should be permitted to leave China Deng fixed Carter and said “Why certainly President Carter How many million would you likeInteresting explanations on international banking without banks taking advantage the loopholes in international shippingAnd it’s all true

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The Snakehead An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American DreamAn Epic PDF #206 A An Epic Tale of ePUB #8608 mesmerizing narrative about the rise and fall of an unlikely international crime bossIn the s a wave of Chinese from Fujian province began arriving in America Like other immigrant groups before them they showed up with little money but with an intense work ethic and an unshakeable belief in the promise of the United States Many of them lived in a Snakehead An Epic Tale of ePUB #8608 world outside the law working in a shadow economy overseen by the ruthless gangs that ruled the narrow streets of New York’s ChinatownThe figure who came to dominate this The Snakehead EpubChinese underworld was a middle aged grandmother known as Sister Ping Her path to the American dream began with an unusual business run out of a tiny noodle store on Hester Street From her perch above the shop Sister Ping ran a full service underground bank for illegal Chinese immig. All of the elements of a thriller are here murder corruption double crosses huge sums of cash intimidation among others but it really doesn’t read that way Instead it’s of a sweeping view of the snakehead trade between Fujian Province China and Chinatown in Manhattan In particular we learn about a small handful of major players in the late 80s and early 90sThe author writes extremely well and uite similar to Sebastian Junger has an informatively digressive style He never gets too far into the details always giving enough information on the side before returning to the main story The people we meet along the way don’t come with excessive baggage or angel’s wings we’re left to make our own judgmentsI’m very surprised I hadn’t heard anything about this book before reading it If I hadn’t stumbled on it in my library’s online inventory I would have never known it existed It deserves a wide audience and would make a great miniseries