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Subject: History

Rights and Wrongs Series: North and Latin America

"Highly Recommended! 'Food' for the mind and soul." -USA Today
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"Highly Recommended! Altogether, professionally crafted." -The Boston Globe
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USA 2: Snakeheads - Illegal Chinese Immigrants

USA  2: Snakeheads - Illegal Chinese Immigrants

This historic program looks at immigration and human rights by examining the plight of the illegal immigrants of the Chinese ship, the Golden Venture, which crashed near New York City Harbor. Hundreds of Chinese immigrants were detained and six drowned while trying to reach shore. Both a member of the Coast Guard and an emergency medical technician explain their duties during the rescue mission of the Golden Venture. Chinese gangsters, also called Snakeheads, operated the ship and are paid to smuggle humans illegally into America. John Shattuck, US Assistant Secretary of State, along with David Martin, a member of the Immigration & Naturalization Service, explain what is at stake for all of the Chinese who were detained in jail. Professor Peter Kwong of Hunter College explains why the human rights of these smuggled Chinese immigrants are being wronged in many different ways. Then we see clips from hidden cameras that were taken inside the Snakehead operations. We also hear from Chinese immigrants as they describe what it's like to be held in an American prison. We see an exclusive interview with New York Daily News reporter Ying Chang and Arthur Helton, Director of Migration Programs from the Open Society Institute. This program focuses on the struggles of these smuggled Chinese immigrants both before and after they reach the US. 01/12DE JSCA 30 min.
Associated Article: The Snakehead -The New Yorker Magazine

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