Melissa del Bosque

Melissa del Bosque
Melissa del Bosque joined The Texas Observer staff in 2008. She specializes in reporting on immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border. Her work has been published in national and international publications including TIME magazine and the Mexico City-based Nexos magazine. Melissa is a 2014-15 Lannan Fellow at The Investigative Fund.
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    The Militia Next Door

    At Camp Lonestar, a citizen militia campsite outside Brownsville, a group of armed volunteers seeks to ‘push back the illegals.’ Full Story

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    Beyond the Border

    In our four-part multimedia series, produced in collaboration with the Guardian, we explore how a rural South Texas county 70 miles from the border has become a graveyard for Central Americans. Full Story

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    ‘A Cemetery For Our People’

    A Guatemalan diplomat struggles to save her countrymen in South Texas and nearly loses herself. Part three of Beyond the Border, a four-part series with The Texas Observer and the Guardian. Full Story

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    ‘This is Our Home’

    The second in our four-part Beyond the Border series, produced in collaboration with The Guardian, examining migrant deaths in South Texas. With migrants streaming through South Texas, landowners are caught between protecting their property and saving lives. Full Story

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    Into the Wilderness

    The first in our four-part Beyond the Border series, produced in collaboration with The Guardian, examining migrant deaths in South Texas. In part one, we report the story of Exelina Hernandez who, to comply with U.S. immigration law, would have to risk her life. Full Story