Gus Bova

Gus Bova is a reporter-researcher at the Observer. He focuses on immigration, the U.S.-Mexico border and grassroots movements. Before the Observer, he worked at a shelter for asylum-seekers and refugees. You can contact him at [email protected]

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Border

Locked In Limbo

Ankle monitors are preferable to putting immigrant families behind bars. But the devices interfere with daily life and work — and they aren’t always used as an alternative to detention.

Ankle monitors are preferable to putting immigrant families behind bars. But the devices interfere with daily life and work — and they aren’t always used as an alternative to detention. Read More

LGBT Rights

Video: ‘Queer Dance Freakout’ Outside the Governor’s Mansion

The crowd danced hard and carried signs reading "Trans rights are human rights," "Feminism for now, feminism forever" and "I don't care about your front; I got your back."

Around 200 gathered outside the Governor's mansion Thursday night for a "queer dance freakout" to protest what organizers called transphobic and homophobic legislation. Posted by The Texas Observer on Thursday, February 23, 2017 About 200 people gathered outside the Governor’s … Read More

Border

Taking Shelter

For decades, residential shelters have operated as humane alternatives to immigrant detention. Could they work on a larger scale?

For decades, residential shelters have operated as humane alternatives to immigrant detention. Could they work on a larger scale? Read More

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