A Mexican migrant worker who worked as a modern day slave picking tomatoes and locked into a trailer at night in the South Florida town of Immokalee, USA.  2010
 Tomatoes grown in South Florida on land reclaimed from the Everglades near Immokalee.  Florida, USA  2010
 Praccedes Geranimo, A Mexican migrant worker from the state of Guerrero, worked as a modern day slave picking tomatoes and locked into a trailer at night in the South Florida town of Immokalee, USA. His crew boss, knowing he was an alcoholic, would spike his drinking water with alcohol to intoxicate and control him.  2010
 Busload of migrant workers arrives at the gate of one of Immokalee's larger tomato farm in the pre-dawn, as driver awaits a crew boss to open let them enter the farm property.  Immokalee, Florida.  2010
 The squalid shared kitchen of a trailer in which where up to 7 migrant workers paid US$ 350 per week to live.  Immokalee, Florida, USA. 2010
 Teenage girl from Central America carefully regards a stranger waiting in a parking lot in the pre-dawn hours for buses to come from tomato farms offering day labor.  Immokalee, Florida, USA.  2010    Young women like her are exceedingly vulnerable to physical and emotional abuse.
 (L) 30 second encounter with workers in field: Tomato pickers, mostly Mexican and Central American migrant workers, wait to get drinking water from the back of a truck moments before the crew boss (facing camera in rear with mustache and wearing a dark cap) quickly ordered the photographer to leave, threatening "trouble if the big boss" parked on the opposite end of the field came.  Near Immokalee, Florida, USA.  All formal requests for access  to farms were rejected by tomato growers.  2010 (R) End of a 30 second encounter with workers in field: The crew boss (facing camera far right with mustache and wearing a dark cap) quickly ordered the photographer to leave, threatening "trouble if the big boss" parked in pick up truck on the far left on the opposite end of the field came.  Near Immokalee, Florida, USA.   Tomato fields are entirely off limits to visitors posted warning off uninvited guests.   Most fields are surrounded by canals and drainage ditches fill with impassable water which are often inhabited by wild alligators.  2010
 Playing security hard ball: Signs and a security guard house warn off uninvited guests and prying eyes, threatening felony charges for trespassing at the front gate of one of Immokalee's larger tomato growers, Florida, USA.  2010  A felony is a severe crime which, according to the Florida Department of Corrections, can involve jail time, depending on the severity of the felony.  A U.S. Department of Justice Prison and Jail Inmates Report at Midyear says, that "11 states, like Florida, either permanently disenfranchise felons or require them to go through a laborious, complicated, and daunting process to get their voting rights back".
 Migrant workers, mostly Mexican, Central American and Haitians, anxiously crowd van of a crew boss offering precious day labor in a year where the winter tomato crop has been decimated by a prolonged freeze.  Immokalee, Florida.  2010
 An alligator, larger than an adult human, silently waits for prey on a canal dug to encircle tomato fields and drain the fringes of Everglades to make farming possible but also effectively making fields inaccessible except through easily monitored access points.  Near Immokalee, Florida 2010.  In extreme cases, abusive crew bosses have threatened to toss uncooperative workers to the plentiful alligators which inhabit the numerous waterways for which the region is known.
 Shared bedroom in a trailer in which where up to 7 migrant workers US$ 350 per week to live.  Immokalee, Florida, USA.  2010
 Migrant workers, mostly Mexican, Central American and Haitians, aboard a bus which takes workers from a parking lot in Immokalee, Florida to the fields where the winter tomato crop is picked in December and January every year.  Immokalee, Florida.  2010
 Check cashing services on offer at market which caters to migrant workers from Mexico and Central America, Immokalee, Florida, USA.  2010
 Standing room only on a Sunday at Immokalee's Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Florida, USA. Our Lady of Guadalupe or Virgin of Guadalupe is considered the symbol of Mexico.
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