Projects: EU Immigration I: Fortress Europe: Fortress Europe - Immigration

North African and Iraqi Kurds who were apprehended by the Italian Coast Guard on a boat originating from Tunisia attempting to enter Italian territorial waters around the Mediterranian island of Lampadusa. The immigrants seeking a better life or asylum in Europe are taken to a detention center on the Italian mainland.Lampadusa, Italy.Photo © J.B. Russell
Fortress Europe - Immigration, September 1998

North African and Iraqi Kurds who were apprehended by the Italian Coast Guard on a boat originating from Tunisia attempting to enter Italian territorial waters around the Mediterranian island of Lampadusa. The immigrants seeking a better life or asylum in Europe are taken to a detention center on the Italian mainland. 

Lampadusa, Italy. 

Photo © J.B. Russell