Lawyer Busted for Helping Smuggle More Than 450 Illegal Immigrants into Country

Scott Shifrel, NY Daily News, August 17, 2011

A Manhattan immigration lawyer was arrested Tuesday on charges of helping smuggle more than 450 illegal immigrants into the country.

Hak Tung Lam, 44, of Flushing, Queens, was charged with recommending where to bring the illegal immigrants–who were Chinese–to avoid detection, and filing false documents, according to documents filed in Manhattan Federal Court.

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A spreadsheet immigration officials obtained last month showed that Hak, who allegedly received $2,000 per immigrant, had helped 468 illegal immigrants.

Also arrested were his brother, Wen Wo Lam, 43, of Staten Island, and Ying Yang, 30, of Flushing, a receptionist at Hak’s Bowery office.

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  • Anonymous

    I lived downtown in New York near Chinatown for many years–and I can tell you that is one of the easiest places in the city to hide illegal Chinese immigrants. The Chinese stick to themselves, rarely rent to outsiders, and don’t hire Mexicans to do kitchen work. They pack twenty people into one small apartment at a time–and sleep in shifts–very well organized.

    The police presence down there seemed minimal–even though the large city jail was right on the edge of Chinatown. But I never saw a Chinese getting arrested and taken into jail. There seems to be a hands off attitude there. So this story comes as no surprise to me–whereas Mexicans stick out anywhere they go in Manhattan, the Chinese confined to their own area hardly raise an eyebrow….

  • WR the elder

    Even when they arrest and prosecute these sort of guys they always let the illegal immigrants they brought in stay. The illegals should be deported without their $2000 payment as a lesson in what happens to people who break our laws. Too bad that will never happen.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe Sureesh can tell us how these Chinese are acting “more White” than Whites themselves do?

  • Anonymous

    If there’s no jobs, why are so many still trying to get here? Oh yeaf, liberal whites giving ‘free’ healthcare, education, section 8, food,- even ‘free’ cell phones to any non-white ‘poor’ person who shows up.

  • Fran├žois

    Well, they say blood is thicker than water, right?

  • Anonymous

    California Senator Dianne Feinstein, when Mayor of San Francisco helped smuggle in several thousand Chinese illegals in one night.

    She ordered the police away from the waterfront. She used her and her billionaire crook of a husband’s state and federal connections to order the coast guard away from San Francisco bay that night.

    2 frieghters docked at the old Matson line wharf. Thousands of Chinese swarmed off and disappeared into pre arranged places in Chinatown. Actually, about 60 percent of San Francisco is now Chinatown.

  • linda

    Flushing NY is now pack of illegal Chinese even they’re legal not legally legal because Chinese do everything illegally and support each other look like poor but they’re not. Chinese rent one apt and 24 hr round a clock motel business to sleep over, low living expense to save money to open food business with cash money by saving from living with over 2 dozens of people in one apt. They’re the most extremist, rudest, sneakiness, un-hygienic, disrespectful, dishonest, shrewdest, people I know on planet. Chinese are taking over USA if we keep let these Chinese keep coming to USA illegally, live men and women over dozens of people in one apt, so that cost fraction of living cost for them to able to open the restaurants and shops to make money and affecting rest of American middle class economy. U.S.A. need to wake up and crack down these people living illegally and affecting neighbors !!!!