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

Immigrants, many of whom enter the country illegally, waiting for prospective jobs at dawn near a shanty town where they live. They seek 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

Immigrants, many of whom enter the country illegally, waiting for prospective jobs at dawn near a shanty town where they live. They seek 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