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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

Detroit and Dearborn, Michigan USA. Mexican and Muslim immigrants march from St. Gabriel's Catholic Church to the American Muslim Society mosque to show unity and opposition to plans to build a border wall and to stop Muslim travel to the USA  © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Detroit and Dearborn, Michigan USA. Mexican and Muslim immigrants march from St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church to the American Muslim Society mosque to show unity and opposition to plans to build a border wall and to stop Muslim travel to the USA
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Nogales, Sonora Mexico, Hands reach out from the USA side of the border fence to shake the hand of a person on the Mexican side. Religious activists hold rallies at both sides of the USA-Mexican border fence. Protests at the increasing militarization of the border, the separation of immigrant families and USA policies that make it hard for refugees fleeing repression to enter the United States. Organized by SOA Watch, a group of religious and community activists © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Nogales, Sonora Mexico, Hands reach out from the USA side of the border fence to shake the hand of a person on the Mexican side. Religious activists hold rallies at both sides of the USA-Mexican border fence. Protests at the increasing militarization of the border, the separation of immigrant families and USA policies that make it hard for refugees fleeing repression to enter the United States. Organized by SOA Watch, a group of religious and community activists
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk
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Las Vegas, Nevada - Immigrants studying for the U.S.A. citizenship test in a free class sponsored by the Culinary Union and the Clark County School District © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Las Vegas, Nevada – Immigrants studying for the U.S.A. citizenship test in a free class sponsored by the Culinary Union and the Clark County School District
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Tijuana Mexico USA border. Every Sunday Mexicans meeting family members on the USA side through the border fence, Parque de Amistad, or Friendship Park, Tijuana where the wall runs into the Pacific Ocean © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Tijuana Mexico USA border. Every Sunday Mexicans meeting family members on the USA side through the border fence, Parque de Amistad, or Friendship Park, Tijuana where the wall runs into the Pacific Ocean
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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
© 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 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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San Francisco USA Democratic Party Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaking to Hotel workers rally Unite here protest the refusal of Meridian Hotel to negotiate a contract with the union © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

San Francisco USA Democratic Party Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaking to Hotel workers rally Unite here protest the refusal of Meridian Hotel to negotiate a contract with the union
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San Francisco USA Democratic Party Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaking to Hotel workers rally Unite here protest the refusal of Meridian Hotel to negotiate a contract with the union © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

San Francisco USA Democratic Party Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaking to Hotel workers rally Unite here protest the refusal of Meridian Hotel to negotiate a contract with the union
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

San Francisco USA Democratic Party Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaking to Hotel workers rally Unite here protest the refusal of Meridian Hotel to negotiate a contract with the union © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

San Francisco USA Democratic Party Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaking to Hotel workers rally Unite here protest the refusal of Meridian Hotel to negotiate a contract with the union
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

San Francisco USA Hotel workers Unite Here protest the refusal of Meridian Hotel to negotiate a contract with the union © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

San Francisco USA Hotel workers Unite Here protest the refusal of Meridian Hotel to negotiate a contract with the union
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

San Francisco USA Hotel workers Unite Here protest the refusal of Meridian Hotel to negotiate a contract with the union © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

San Francisco USA Hotel workers Unite Here protest the refusal of Meridian Hotel to negotiate a contract with the union
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

San Francisco USA Hotel workers Unite Here protest the refusal of Meridian Hotel to negotiate a contract with the union © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

San Francisco USA Hotel workers Unite Here protest the refusal of Meridian Hotel to negotiate a contract with the union
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

San Francisco USA Hotel workers Unite Here protest the refusal of Meridian Hotel to negotiate a contract with the union © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

San Francisco USA Hotel workers Unite Here protest the refusal of Meridian Hotel to negotiate a contract with the union
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

San Francisco USA Democratic Party Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaking to Hotel workers rally Unite here protest the refusal of Meridian Hotel to negotiate a contract with the union © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

San Francisco USA Democratic Party Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaking to Hotel workers rally Unite here protest the refusal of Meridian Hotel to negotiate a contract with the union
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Oaxaca, Mexico Triqui ethnic group protest their displacement from their homes and the violence that prevades the area of western Oaxaca where they live. Many Triquis have been forced through poverty and violence to leave for elsewhere in Mexico or the United States © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Oaxaca, Mexico Triqui ethnic group protest their displacement from their homes and the violence that prevades the area of western Oaxaca where they live. Many Triquis have been forced through poverty and violence to leave for elsewhere in Mexico or the United States
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Oaxaca, Mexico Triqui ethnic group protest their displacement from their homes and the violence that prevades the area of western Oaxaca where they live. Many Triquis have been forced through poverty and violence to leave for elsewhere in Mexico or the United States © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Oaxaca, Mexico Triqui ethnic group protest their displacement from their homes and the violence that prevades the area of western Oaxaca where they live. Many Triquis have been forced through poverty and violence to leave for elsewhere in Mexico or the United States
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Oaxaca, Mexico Triqui ethnic group protest their displacement from their homes and the violence that prevades the area of western Oaxaca where they live. Many Triquis have been forced through poverty and violence to leave for elsewhere in Mexico or the United States © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Oaxaca, Mexico Triqui ethnic group protest their displacement from their homes and the violence that prevades the area of western Oaxaca where they live. Many Triquis have been forced through poverty and violence to leave for elsewhere in Mexico or the United States
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Oaxaca, Mexico Triqui ethnic group protest their displacement from their homes and the violence that prevades the area of western Oaxaca where they live. Many Triquis have been forced through poverty and violence to leave for elsewhere in Mexico or the United States © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Oaxaca, Mexico Triqui ethnic group protest their displacement from their homes and the violence that prevades the area of western Oaxaca where they live. Many Triquis have been forced through poverty and violence to leave for elsewhere in Mexico or the United States
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

California- Workers sort and process paper, cardboard, plastic, and glass from waste collected in local cities.  Alameda County Industries © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

California- Workers sort and process paper, cardboard, plastic, and glass from waste collected in local cities. Alameda County Industries
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California- A young worker trying to free a jammed sorting belt. Workers sorting paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and metal from trash collected in Oakland.  California Waste Solutions sorting facility. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

California- A young worker trying to free a jammed sorting belt. Workers sorting paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and metal from trash collected in Oakland. California Waste Solutions sorting facility.
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California- Workers sorting paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and metal from trash collected in Oakland.  California Waste Solutions sorting facility. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

California- Workers sorting paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and metal from trash collected in Oakland. California Waste Solutions sorting facility.
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California- Workers sorting paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and metal from trash collected in Oakland.  California Waste Solutions sorting facility. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

California- Workers sorting paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and metal from trash collected in Oakland. California Waste Solutions sorting facility.
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California- Workers sorting paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and metal from trash collected in Oakland.  California Waste Solutions sorting facility. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

California- Workers sorting paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and metal from trash collected in Oakland. California Waste Solutions sorting facility.
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California- Workers at the recycling sorting facility of Alameda County Industries clock on at the start of their shift with a hand scanner Biometric Handscanner clocking in machine © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

California- Workers at the recycling sorting facility of Alameda County Industries clock on at the start of their shift with a hand scanner Biometric Handscanner clocking in machine
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California- Workers at the recycling sorting facility of Alameda County Industries clock on and off at the start of their shift. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

California- Workers at the recycling sorting facility of Alameda County Industries clock on and off at the start of their shift.
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Oakland, California–the hungry queue to obtain food from volunteers distributing food from the Alameda County Food Bank. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Oakland, California–the hungry queue to obtain food from volunteers distributing food from the Alameda County Food Bank.
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Oakland, California–the hungry queue to obtain food from volunteers distributing food from the Alameda County Food Bank. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Oakland, California–the hungry queue to obtain food from volunteers distributing food from the Alameda County Food Bank.
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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