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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

Google Don't Be Evil, Security guards, members of the SEIU, and supporters from the Netroots Nation convention in San Jose demonstrate at Google Corp., protesting against the company contractor, SIS, that pays low wages. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Google Don’t Be Evil, Security guards, members of the SEIU, and supporters from the Netroots Nation convention in San Jose demonstrate at Google Corp., protesting against the company contractor, SIS, that pays low wages.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Security guards, members of the SEIU, and supporters from the Netroots Nation convention in San Jose demonstrate at Google Corp., protesting against the company contractor, SIS, that pays low wages. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Security guards, members of the SEIU, and supporters from the Netroots Nation convention in San Jose demonstrate at Google Corp., protesting against the company contractor, SIS, that pays low wages.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Google Don't Be Evil, Security guards, members of the SEIU, and supporters from the Netroots Nation convention in San Jose demonstrate at Google Corp., protesting against the company contractor, SIS, that pays low wages. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Google Don’t Be Evil, Security guards, members of the SEIU, and supporters from the Netroots Nation convention in San Jose demonstrate at Google Corp., protesting against the company contractor, SIS, that pays low wages.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

San Francisco security guards, members of SEIU, march their contract expired and the security companies demand that workers pay up to $3000 a year for their healthcare. Ten union members sat down in an intersection at rush hour and were arrested in an act of civil disobedience. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

San Francisco security guards, members of SEIU, march their contract expired and the security companies demand that workers pay up to $3000 a year for their healthcare. Ten union members sat down in an intersection at rush hour and were arrested in an act of civil disobedience.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Immigrants, workers, union members and community activists demonstrated in front of the Federal Building in Oakland against the firing of undocumented workers because of their immigration status.  Thousands of workers around the country have been fired as a result of the audits of I-9 forms by the federal government, and the use of the E-Verify database.  The Federal Building demonstration was the third day of a three day hunger strike to protest the firings.  © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Immigrants, workers, union members and community activists demonstrated in front of the Federal Building in Oakland against the firing of undocumented workers because of their immigration status. Thousands of workers around the country have been fired as a result of the audits of I-9 forms by the federal government, and the use of the E-Verify database. The Federal Building demonstration was the third day of a three day hunger strike to protest the firings. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

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Workers who serve food at the concession stands at AT&T Park, the baseball park for the San Francisco Giants, sit-in with supporters at the Garlic Fries concession.  The workers and their union, UNITE HERE Local 2, protested because the concessionaire won't negotiate a fair contract.  After sitting down in front of the concession, several were arrested in an act of civil disobedience. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Workers who serve food at the concession stands at AT&T Park, the baseball park for the San Francisco Giants, sit-in with supporters at the Garlic Fries concession. The workers and their union, UNITE HERE Local 2, protested because the concessionaire won’t negotiate a fair contract. After sitting down in front of the concession, several were arrested in an act of civil disobedience.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk