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Coachella Valley, California, a palmero working in a grove of date palms. Climbing up a ladder he pollinates the buds that will become the dates, and ties the bunch together with string. Once up in the tree he moves around on the fronds themselves  © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Coachella Valley, California, a palmero working in a grove of date palms. Climbing up a ladder he pollinates the buds that will become the dates, and ties the bunch together with string. Once up in the tree he moves around on the fronds themselves
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Coachella Valley, California. memorial to two palmeros killed when the platform they were working on came into contact with an electric power line. The crane was leaking oil and one worker was electrocuted while the other burned to death. Both were Mexican immigrants. Other workers built this memorial to them on the corner of 68th Avenue and Highway 86, in the Mexican tradition  © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Coachella Valley, California. memorial to two palmeros killed when the platform they were working on came into contact with an electric power line. The crane was leaking oil and one worker was electrocuted while the other burned to death. Both were Mexican immigrants. Other workers built this memorial to them on the corner of 68th Avenue and Highway 86, in the Mexican tradition
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cincinnati, Ohio: shackle on the floor of an early 1800s slave pen, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center museum of the history of slavery and the underground railroad The building confined slaves until they could be sold further south by Kentucky slave trader Captain John W Anderson  © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Cincinnati, Ohio: shackle on the floor of an early 1800s slave pen, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center museum of the history of slavery and the underground railroad The building confined slaves until they could be sold further south by Kentucky slave trader Captain John W Anderson
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Cincinnati, Ohio: textile artwork by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center museum of the history of slavery and the underground railroad  © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Cincinnati, Ohio: textile artwork by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center museum of the history of slavery and the underground railroad
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Cincinnati, Ohio: textile artwork by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center museum of the history of slavery and the underground railroad  © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Cincinnati, Ohio: textile artwork by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center museum of the history of slavery and the underground railroad
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Cincinnati, Ohio: replica of an early Ku Klux Klan robe used soon after the Civil War. National Underground Railroad Freedom Center museum of the history of slavery and the underground railroad  © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Cincinnati, Ohio: replica of an early Ku Klux Klan robe used soon after the Civil War. National Underground Railroad Freedom Center museum of the history of slavery and the underground railroad
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Romanian and Bulgarian migrant workers harvesting broad beans, Warwickshire © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Romanian and Bulgarian migrant workers harvesting broad beans, Warwickshire
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California USA UFW Union organisers recruiting farmworkers at lunchtime during a union organizing campaign after Klein Management Company cut workers wages. Most workers are indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

California USA UFW Union organisers recruiting farmworkers at lunchtime during a union organizing campaign after Klein Management Company cut workers wages. Most workers are indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico
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California USA, Farmworkers celebrating the result of the vote for a union, the UFW, Workers at the Klein Management Company pick blueberries. After the company cut their wages, workers stopped work, and then voted for the union in an election supervised by the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB). Most workers are indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

California USA, Farmworkers celebrating the result of the vote for a union, the UFW, Workers at the Klein Management Company pick blueberries. After the company cut their wages, workers stopped work, and then voted for the union in an election supervised by the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB). Most workers are indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico
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California USA, Farmworkers rally after work to show support for their union, the UFW, at Klein Management Company. Workers at the company pick blueberries. After the company cut their wages, workers stopped work, and then voted for the union in an election. Most workers are indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

California USA, Farmworkers rally after work to show support for their union, the UFW, at Klein Management Company. Workers at the company pick blueberries. After the company cut their wages, workers stopped work, and then voted for the union in an election. Most workers are indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk
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California USA, Farmworkers celebrating the result of the vote for a union, the UFW, Workers at the Klein Management Company pick blueberries. After the company cut their wages, workers stopped work, and then voted for the union in an election supervised by the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB). Most workers are indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

California USA, Farmworkers celebrating the result of the vote for a union, the UFW, Workers at the Klein Management Company pick blueberries. After the company cut their wages, workers stopped work, and then voted for the union in an election supervised by the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB). Most workers are indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk
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California USA, Farmworkers rally after work to show support for their union, the UFW, at Klein Management Company. Workers at the company pick blueberries. After the company cut their wages, workers stopped work, and then voted for the union in an election. Most workers are indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

California USA, Farmworkers rally after work to show support for their union, the UFW, at Klein Management Company. Workers at the company pick blueberries. After the company cut their wages, workers stopped work, and then voted for the union in an election. Most workers are indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk
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California USA, Farmworkers rally after work to show support for their union, the UFW, at Klein Management Company. Workers at the company pick blueberries. After the company cut their wages, workers stopped work, and then voted for the union in an election. Most workers are indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

California USA, Farmworkers rally after work to show support for their union, the UFW, at Klein Management Company. Workers at the company pick blueberries. After the company cut their wages, workers stopped work, and then voted for the union in an election. Most workers are indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk
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Waco, Texas - Forensic scientist Dr. Lori Baker and her students at Baylor University try to identify the remains of unidentified migrants who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents. Most perished in a long, hot walk as they tried to evade a Border Patrol checkpoint 70 miles north of the border. Dr Baker is director of Reuniting Families, an effort to identify and repatriate to families the remains of undocumented immigrants that die crossing the southern U.S. border. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Waco, Texas – Forensic scientist Dr. Lori Baker and her students at Baylor University try to identify the remains of unidentified migrants who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents. Most perished in a long, hot walk as they tried to evade a Border Patrol checkpoint 70 miles north of the border. Dr Baker is director of Reuniting Families, an effort to identify and repatriate to families the remains of undocumented immigrants that die crossing the southern U.S. border.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Waco, Texas - The remains of unidentified migrants who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents in the lab of Forensic scientist Dr. Lori Baker and her students at Baylor University who are trying to identify the remains of unidentified migrants who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents. Most perished in a long, hot walk as they tried to evade a Border Patrol checkpoint 70 miles north of the border. Dr Baker is director of Reuniting Families, an effort to identify and repatriate to families the remains of undocumented immigrants that die crossing the southern U.S. border. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Waco, Texas – The remains of unidentified migrants who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents in the lab of Forensic scientist Dr. Lori Baker and her students at Baylor University who are trying to identify the remains of unidentified migrants who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents. Most perished in a long, hot walk as they tried to evade a Border Patrol checkpoint 70 miles north of the border. Dr Baker is director of Reuniting Families, an effort to identify and repatriate to families the remains of undocumented immigrants that die crossing the southern U.S. border.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Waco, Texas - The remains of unidentified migrants who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents in the lab of Forensic scientist Dr. Lori Baker and her students at Baylor University who are trying to identify the remains of unidentified migrants who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents. Most perished in a long, hot walk as they tried to evade a Border Patrol checkpoint 70 miles north of the border. Dr Baker is director of Reuniting Families, an effort to identify and repatriate to families the remains of undocumented immigrants that die crossing the southern U.S. border. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Waco, Texas – The remains of unidentified migrants who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents in the lab of Forensic scientist Dr. Lori Baker and her students at Baylor University who are trying to identify the remains of unidentified migrants who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents. Most perished in a long, hot walk as they tried to evade a Border Patrol checkpoint 70 miles north of the border. Dr Baker is director of Reuniting Families, an effort to identify and repatriate to families the remains of undocumented immigrants that die crossing the southern U.S. border.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Waco, Texas - A scanner makes a 3D image of the skull of an unidentified migrant who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents. Forensic scientist Dr. Lori Baker and her students at Baylor University are trying to identify the remains of unidentified migrants who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents. Most perished in a long, hot walk as they tried to evade a Border Patrol checkpoint 70 miles north of the border. Dr Baker is director of Reuniting Families, an effort to identify and repatriate to families the remains of undocumented immigrants that die crossing the southern U.S. border. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.u

Waco, Texas – A scanner makes a 3D image of the skull of an unidentified migrant who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents. Forensic scientist Dr. Lori Baker and her students at Baylor University are trying to identify the remains of unidentified migrants who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents. Most perished in a long, hot walk as they tried to evade a Border Patrol checkpoint 70 miles north of the border. Dr Baker is director of Reuniting Families, an effort to identify and repatriate to families the remains of undocumented immigrants that die crossing the southern U.S. border.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.u

Falfurrias, Texas -  Unknown female. Graves in Sacred Heart Cemetery where the remains of unidentified migrants are buried. Dozens of migrants without legal papers die each year in the long, hot walk around a Border Patrol checkpoint 70 miles north of the Mexican border. Small aluminum grave markers and artificial flowers mark the graves, lacking names, they carry serial numbers and terse descriptions of the contents buried below. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Falfurrias, Texas – Unknown female. Graves in Sacred Heart Cemetery where the remains of unidentified migrants are buried. Dozens of migrants without legal papers die each year in the long, hot walk around a Border Patrol checkpoint 70 miles north of the Mexican border. Small aluminum grave markers and artificial flowers mark the graves, lacking names, they carry serial numbers and terse descriptions of the contents buried below.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Falfurrias, Texas - A deputy sheriff and a state trooper look on while a passing motorist treats an injured man after a van holding 26 undocumented immigrants from Central America overturned on Texas Highway 285. The driver had picked up the migrants just down the road after they had completed a several-day walk to get around a Border Patrol checkpoint. Overloaded and unstable, the van crashed as it drove away at high speed. Two seriously-injured men remained at the scene. The others ran off, pursued by Border Patrol officers. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Falfurrias, Texas – A deputy sheriff and a state trooper look on while a passing motorist treats an injured man after a van holding 26 undocumented immigrants from Central America overturned on Texas Highway 285. The driver had picked up the migrants just down the road after they had completed a several-day walk to get around a Border Patrol checkpoint. Overloaded and unstable, the van crashed as it drove away at high speed. Two seriously-injured men remained at the scene. The others ran off, pursued by Border Patrol officers.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Falfurrias, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol officers and a deputy sheriff question undocumented immigrants from Central America found hiding after a van holding 26 migrants crashed and overturned on Texas Highway 285. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Falfurrias, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol officers and a deputy sheriff question undocumented immigrants from Central America found hiding after a van holding 26 migrants crashed and overturned on Texas Highway 285.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Falfurrias, Texas - A sign at the permanent U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on Highway 281, about 70 miles north of the border indicating the number of drug seizures and arrests of undocumented immigrants. Dozens of immigrants die each year trying to walk around this checkpoint through hot, inhospitable terrain. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Falfurrias, Texas – A sign at the permanent U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on Highway 281, about 70 miles north of the border indicating the number of drug seizures and arrests of undocumented immigrants. Dozens of immigrants die each year trying to walk around this checkpoint through hot, inhospitable terrain.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Brownsville, Texas - A nearly-completed section of the border fence that separates the United States from Mexico. Since the fence does not always run next to the border at the Rio Grande river, gates are installed to allow farmers access to their fields. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Brownsville, Texas – A nearly-completed section of the border fence that separates the United States from Mexico. Since the fence does not always run next to the border at the Rio Grande river, gates are installed to allow farmers access to their fields.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Macdoel, California: Migrant Mexican farmworkers pick the flowers, fruit and runners off strawberry plants in a field belonging to Lassen Canyon Nursery.  Workers lie on padded benches in a machine pulled by a tractor, so that they are very close to the plants and can accurately pick off the flowers and fruit.  The work requires skill, and many workers are older and have been doing this for many years.  They work for the grower for six or seven months and then leave to find work elsewhere. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Macdoel, California: Migrant Mexican farmworkers pick the flowers, fruit and runners off strawberry plants in a field belonging to Lassen Canyon Nursery. Workers lie on padded benches in a machine pulled by a tractor, so that they are very close to the plants and can accurately pick off the flowers and fruit. The work requires skill, and many workers are older and have been doing this for many years. They work for the grower for six or seven months and then leave to find work elsewhere.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Waco, Texas - Forensic scientist Dr. Lori Baker and her students at Baylor University try to identify the remains of unidentified migrants who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents. Most perished in a long, hot walk as they tried to evade a Border Patrol checkpoint 70 miles north of the border. Dr Baker is director of Reuniting Families, an effort to identify and repatriate to families the remains of undocumented immigrants that die crossing the southern U.S. border. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Waco, Texas – Forensic scientist Dr. Lori Baker and her students at Baylor University try to identify the remains of unidentified migrants who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents. Most perished in a long, hot walk as they tried to evade a Border Patrol checkpoint 70 miles north of the border. Dr Baker is director of Reuniting Families, an effort to identify and repatriate to families the remains of undocumented immigrants that die crossing the southern U.S. border.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Waco, Texas - The remains of unidentified migrants who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents in the lab of Forensic scientist Dr. Lori Baker and her students at Baylor University who are trying to identify the remains of unidentified migrants who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents. Most perished in a long, hot walk as they tried to evade a Border Patrol checkpoint 70 miles north of the border. Dr Baker is director of Reuniting Families, an effort to identify and repatriate to families the remains of undocumented immigrants that die crossing the southern U.S. border. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Waco, Texas – The remains of unidentified migrants who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents in the lab of Forensic scientist Dr. Lori Baker and her students at Baylor University who are trying to identify the remains of unidentified migrants who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents. Most perished in a long, hot walk as they tried to evade a Border Patrol checkpoint 70 miles north of the border. Dr Baker is director of Reuniting Families, an effort to identify and repatriate to families the remains of undocumented immigrants that die crossing the southern U.S. border.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Waco, Texas - The remains of unidentified migrants who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents in the lab of Forensic scientist Dr. Lori Baker and her students at Baylor University who are trying to identify the remains of unidentified migrants who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents. Most perished in a long, hot walk as they tried to evade a Border Patrol checkpoint 70 miles north of the border. Dr Baker is director of Reuniting Families, an effort to identify and repatriate to families the remains of undocumented immigrants that die crossing the southern U.S. border. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Waco, Texas – The remains of unidentified migrants who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents in the lab of Forensic scientist Dr. Lori Baker and her students at Baylor University who are trying to identify the remains of unidentified migrants who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents. Most perished in a long, hot walk as they tried to evade a Border Patrol checkpoint 70 miles north of the border. Dr Baker is director of Reuniting Families, an effort to identify and repatriate to families the remains of undocumented immigrants that die crossing the southern U.S. border.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Waco, Texas - A scanner makes a 3D image of the skull of an unidentified migrant who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents. Forensic scientist Dr. Lori Baker and her students at Baylor University are trying to identify the remains of unidentified migrants who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents. Most perished in a long, hot walk as they tried to evade a Border Patrol checkpoint 70 miles north of the border. Dr Baker is director of Reuniting Families, an effort to identify and repatriate to families the remains of undocumented immigrants that die crossing the southern U.S. border. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.u

Waco, Texas – A scanner makes a 3D image of the skull of an unidentified migrant who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents. Forensic scientist Dr. Lori Baker and her students at Baylor University are trying to identify the remains of unidentified migrants who died trying to enter the United States without legal documents. Most perished in a long, hot walk as they tried to evade a Border Patrol checkpoint 70 miles north of the border. Dr Baker is director of Reuniting Families, an effort to identify and repatriate to families the remains of undocumented immigrants that die crossing the southern U.S. border.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.u

Falfurrias, Texas -  Unknown female. Graves in Sacred Heart Cemetery where the remains of unidentified migrants are buried. Dozens of migrants without legal papers die each year in the long, hot walk around a Border Patrol checkpoint 70 miles north of the Mexican border. Small aluminum grave markers and artificial flowers mark the graves, lacking names, they carry serial numbers and terse descriptions of the contents buried below. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Falfurrias, Texas – Unknown female. Graves in Sacred Heart Cemetery where the remains of unidentified migrants are buried. Dozens of migrants without legal papers die each year in the long, hot walk around a Border Patrol checkpoint 70 miles north of the Mexican border. Small aluminum grave markers and artificial flowers mark the graves, lacking names, they carry serial numbers and terse descriptions of the contents buried below.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Falfurrias, Texas - A deputy sheriff and a state trooper look on while a passing motorist treats an injured man after a van holding 26 undocumented immigrants from Central America overturned on Texas Highway 285. The driver had picked up the migrants just down the road after they had completed a several-day walk to get around a Border Patrol checkpoint. Overloaded and unstable, the van crashed as it drove away at high speed. Two seriously-injured men remained at the scene. The others ran off, pursued by Border Patrol officers. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Falfurrias, Texas – A deputy sheriff and a state trooper look on while a passing motorist treats an injured man after a van holding 26 undocumented immigrants from Central America overturned on Texas Highway 285. The driver had picked up the migrants just down the road after they had completed a several-day walk to get around a Border Patrol checkpoint. Overloaded and unstable, the van crashed as it drove away at high speed. Two seriously-injured men remained at the scene. The others ran off, pursued by Border Patrol officers.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Falfurrias, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol officers and a deputy sheriff question undocumented immigrants from Central America found hiding after a van holding 26 migrants crashed and overturned on Texas Highway 285. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Falfurrias, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol officers and a deputy sheriff question undocumented immigrants from Central America found hiding after a van holding 26 migrants crashed and overturned on Texas Highway 285.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Falfurrias, Texas - A sign at the permanent U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on Highway 281, about 70 miles north of the border indicating the number of drug seizures and arrests of undocumented immigrants. Dozens of immigrants die each year trying to walk around this checkpoint through hot, inhospitable terrain. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Falfurrias, Texas – A sign at the permanent U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on Highway 281, about 70 miles north of the border indicating the number of drug seizures and arrests of undocumented immigrants. Dozens of immigrants die each year trying to walk around this checkpoint through hot, inhospitable terrain.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Brownsville, Texas - A nearly-completed section of the border fence that separates the United States from Mexico. Since the fence does not always run next to the border at the Rio Grande river, gates are installed to allow farmers access to their fields. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Brownsville, Texas – A nearly-completed section of the border fence that separates the United States from Mexico. Since the fence does not always run next to the border at the Rio Grande river, gates are installed to allow farmers access to their fields.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Macdoel, California: Migrant Mexican farmworkers pick the flowers, fruit and runners off strawberry plants in a field belonging to Lassen Canyon Nursery.  Workers lie on padded benches in a machine pulled by a tractor, so that they are very close to the plants and can accurately pick off the flowers and fruit.  The work requires skill, and many workers are older and have been doing this for many years.  They work for the grower for six or seven months and then leave to find work elsewhere. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Macdoel, California: Migrant Mexican farmworkers pick the flowers, fruit and runners off strawberry plants in a field belonging to Lassen Canyon Nursery. Workers lie on padded benches in a machine pulled by a tractor, so that they are very close to the plants and can accurately pick off the flowers and fruit. The work requires skill, and many workers are older and have been doing this for many years. They work for the grower for six or seven months and then leave to find work elsewhere.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk