The Snakehead

The Snakehead

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In this thrilling panorama of real-life events, Patrick Radden Keefe investigates a secret world run by a surprising criminal: a charismatic middle-aged grandmother, who from a tiny noodle shop in New Yorka€™s Chinatown managed a multi-million dollar business smuggling people. Keefe reveals the inner workings of Sister Pinga€™s complex empire and recounts the decade-long FBI investigation that eventually brought her down. He follows an often incompetent and sometimes corrupt INS as it pursues desperate immigrants risking everything to come to America, and along the way, he paints a stunning portrait of a generation of illegal immigrants and the intricate underground economy that sustains and exploits them. Grand in scope yet propulsive in narrative force, The Snakehead is both a kaleidoscopic crime story and a brilliant exploration of the ironies of immigration in America. From the Trade Paperback edition.Twice a week Terri Palmquist walked the sidewalk in front of a local abortion clinic; the familya#39;s Dodge Caravan bore a ... They broadcast news about the women on the local Christian radio station. On February 29, 1996, when the women marked their thousandth day of confinement, the Palmquists led a 13- mile walk from aanbsp;...

Title:The Snakehead
Author:Patrick Radden Keefe
Publisher:Anchor - 2009-07-21


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