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

Illegal immigrants at the Lorizzonte Badessa reception center. The immigrants are smuggled across the Adriatic Sea from Albania to Italy by organized crime networks. Once in Italy, the immigrants are free to move through the open borders of the European Union.Lecce, Italy.Photo © J.B. Russell
Fortress Europe - Immigration, December 1998

Illegal immigrants at the Lorizzonte Badessa reception center. The immigrants are smuggled across the Adriatic Sea from Albania to Italy by organized crime networks. Once in Italy, the immigrants are free to move through the open borders of the European Union. 

Lecce, Italy. 

Photo © J.B. Russell