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.
  • Brooks County Chief Deputy Urbino “Benny” Martinez

    Lawman’s Burden

    A sheriff's department with dwindling resources struggles to cope with the humanitarian crisis. Part four of Beyond the Border, a four-part series with The Texas Observer and the Guardian. 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

  • Eddie Canales

    Tyrant’s Foe: Eddie Canales Is Saving the Lives of Undocumented Immigrants

    For saving the lives of undocumented immigrants crossing the border, Eddie Canales is a tyrant's foe. Full Story