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

A Moroccan man closing his shop after it was ransacked and burned during violent, racist attacks against the immigrant community. Moroccan 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 man closing his shop after it was ransacked and burned during violent, racist attacks against the immigrant community. Moroccan 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