A 13 year old Mexican migrant farmworker passes the time at a labor camp during a slow few days in the harvest when there is no work. As often happens, the migrants become virtual prisoners of the labor camp, with nowhere to go and no way to travel.
While the debate over illegal immigration, and what to do about it, continues, in America's agricultural heartland, over eighty percent of the nation's crops are harvested by undocumented migrant farm workers, mostly from Mexico and Latin America. They live in impoverished camps, and travel from crop to crop, working ten or twelve hour days in the fields, and often paying off large debts to smugglers who got them into the country. Without transportation, on days when there is no work, they have little to do but sleep and lounge around, waiting for another day's work