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

Moroccan immigrants slaughter a lamb they have bought according to Muslim tradition in a shantytown where they live. 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

Moroccan immigrants slaughter a lamb they have bought according to Muslim tradition in a shantytown where they live. 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