Projects: EU Immigration II: El Ejido Hothouse: El Ejido - Immigration Hothouse

A Moroccan shop owner looks at his ransacked business following racially motivated violence that targeted the immigrant community after a Spanish girl was killed by a mentally disturbed Moroccan man. The immigrants, many of whom enter the country illegally, work as low paid, itinerant laborers in thousands of hothouses across Spain's southern Andalucia region. The region produces vegetables and fruit for export to the rest of the European Union.El Ejido, Spain.Photo © J.B. Russell
El Ejido - Immigration Hothouse, February 2000

A Moroccan shop owner looks at his ransacked business following racially motivated violence that targeted the immigrant community after a Spanish girl was killed by a mentally disturbed Moroccan man. The immigrants, many of whom enter the country illegally, work as low paid, itinerant laborers in thousands of hothouses across Spain's southern Andalucia region. The region produces vegetables and fruit for export to the rest of the European Union. 

El Ejido, Spain. 

Photo © J.B. Russell