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New Yorker article on Sister Ping and the Golden Venture.
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"Making it Ashore, but Still Chasing U.S. Dream" The New York Times. Sunday front page
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Declassified immigration policy documents
from the White House, NSC, DOJ, etc.
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Links

Politics

James F. Sensenbrenner (R-WI) chairs the House Judiciary Committee, the key committee in the House for immigration policy issues.
http://www.house.gov/sensenbrenner/

The National Immigration Forum is a leading pro-immigration national advocacy and lobbying group.
http://www.immigrationforum.org/

Detention Watch Network is dedicated to protecting immigrants in federal detention.
http://www.detentionwatchnetwork.org/

Immigration from Fujian Province

A BBC investigative story launched in 2001 after 58 Fujianese immigrants were found dead in a truck that had just crossed the English Channel to Dover.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/correspondent/1243616.stm

A BBC report about the 23 Fujianese immigrants who drowned in the rising tide as they gathered cockles in Morcambe Bay, Scotland.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4238209.stm

A sociologist’s site with useful information about Asian immigrants in the US.
http://www.asian-nation.org/immigrant-stats.shtml

Ko-Lin Chin’s “Smuggled Chinese: Clandestine Immigration to the United States” is the definitive study of illegal immigration from Fujian.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/

A look at the role of Myanmar and Cambodia in the smuggling process.
http://www.asiapacificms.com/papers/pdf/gt_alien_smuggling.pdf

Organizations

The Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in York, PA is the major cultural institution in York that hosted the film’s theatrical premiere on May 13, 2006.
http://www.strandcapitol.org/

The Museum of Chinese in the Americas in New York was the site of a major exhibition of the art of the Golden Venture passengers in 1997, playing an important role in the Clinton parole.
http://www.mocanyc.org

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund is a New York advocacy group that sent some of the first lawyers to meet with the Golden Venture passengers.
http://www.aaldef.org/

Miscellany

A fascinating family web page devoted to Robert Porges, the Harvard-trained lawyer who was convicted of working for the Snakeheads and is now serving a nine-year sentence.
http://www.porges.net/FamilyTreesBiographies/RobertPorges.html

Craig Trebilcock, a leading Golden Venture advocate who launched an epic courtroom battle to prevent their deportation, is also in the army reserve. He served in Bosnia and in Iraq. Craig has written a brilliant satirical book loosely based on his time in Iraq, “One Weekend a Month.”
http://www.booklocker.com/books/2356.html

Immigration Documentaries

"Letters from the Other Side" tells the story of "the Mexican women left behind." Directed by Heather Courtney and distributed via New Day Films.
www.lettersfromtheotherside.com

Bob Richter's "Do Not Enter: The Visa War Against Ideas" tells the stories of prominent political activists who have been denied entry to the US.
http://www.richtervideos.com/DoNotEnterTheVisaWarAgainstIdeas/

Jonathan Skurnik's "Elevator Operator" is a poignant 8-minute short on a Russian immigrant (from Chernobyl).
http://www.newday.com/films/elevatoroperator.html

Immigration Blogs

Immigration Prof Blog is the biggest, most active blog for supporters of enlightened immigration policy.

Other Social Issue Documentaries from New Day Films

"State of Fear." A powerful look at human rights violations in Peru, from Skylight Pictures.
http://skylightpictures.com/film/site/film_detail/state_of_fear/

Also from Skylight, a film about activists for the poor, "Living Broke in Boom Times."
http://skylightpictures.com/film/site/film_detail/lbibt/

Another film from the prolific Bob Richter: "Father Roy: Inside the School for Assassins."
http://www.richtervideos.com/FatherRoyInsidetheSchoolofAssassins/

One of the few social-issue fiction features in the New Day collection, "jumping off bridges" is about teenagers coming to grips withthe death of a parent.
http://www.jumpingoffbridges.com/

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