Financing Illegal Migration

Chinese Underground Banks and Human Smuggling in New York City

  • Linda Shuo Zhao

Part of the Transnational Crime, Crime Control and Security book series (TCCCS)

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This unique study explores the relationship between informal financial systems, illegal migration and human smuggling. Focusing on Chinese illegal immigrants working in the US, it examines the motivation and patterns of the use of illegal fund transfer systems, providing a revealing insight into the workings of Chinese underground banks.


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  • Linda Shuo Zhao
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  1. 1.University of the District of ColumbiaUSA

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