Images of scenes and people described in the book.
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Photos by Jeffrey Kaye.
 

Children in a Manila Slum

Kids in the Phlippines grow up expecting to go abroad and send money home.

Cooking in Senegal

Homegrown ingredients are more expensive than imported ones. Unable to compete, people migrate.

Famine Memorial in Dublin

The Irish famine of the 19th century--caused by political and economic factors--produced a massive wave of migration.

Abandoned Migrant Camp in Morocco

"We feel like animals trapped in the forest," one migrant told me.

Gina & Eddie Gaborni--Migrante International

"We dream of a society than will never be torn apart just for the need to survive."--Migrante International.

Job Notices from Foreign Recruiters

The Phlippines treats its citizens like a cash crop. They grow people for export.

"Tramps Wanted"

A mural in Lindsay, California portrays migrant laborers ("Okies" and "Arkies") during the Depression. Agriculture still relies on migrants.

Lattimer Massacre Memorial

Memorial to striking immigrant coalminers shot to death in 1897 in Pennsylvania is an echo of modern-day resentments and hostility.

City of L.A./Made in Mexico

A sewage cover brims with irony.

California Orange Picker

The vast majority of agricultural workers are illegal immigrants.

Manila Bay

Humans are a migratory species. Two hundred million people live outside the nations of their birth-- the largest number in history.

Patrolling the European Border

Border guards in Poland and Africa try to prevent migrants from entering Europe.

Banking on Migrants

Migrant workers send home more than $300 billion a year--a mainstay of the global economy and a boon to money transfer companies.

Leaking Sewage

Raw sewage in a wokers' housing complex in Dubai. The United Arab Emirates are dependent on armies of migrant laborers who work in conditions of indentured servitude.

An Illegal Agreement

A computer technician from India signed a contract which illegal obligates him to the recruiter who brought him to the United States.

Phoning Home

A human smuggler in Senegal on the phone to a relative who made it to Spain.

Coming to America

The Kaye family (parents Harry & Rebecca, Jeffrey, and sister Judith) board the ship that brought them to the United States. 1963.

How To Win Friends and Influence People

A Vietnamese merchant awaiting deportation in a Polish migrant prison reads the classic self-help book--translated into Vietnamese.

Closed Factory--Departed Workers

Union organizer Betty Robles outside a shuttered Mexican garment factory. Fired workers took their severance pay and migrated to the U.S.

Fish Shortage

The husbands of these African fish sellers have immigrated. Foreign trawlers decimated the fish population depriving local fishermen of their livelihoods.