Gus Bova

Gus Bova writes about the Texas-Mexico border, immigration, labor, politics, and occasionally other topics. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @gusbova


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How Texas State Troopers Turn Routine Traffic Stops into Deportations

The Conejo brothers were construction workers in Austin with clean criminal records when a broken tail light and a patrolman’s decision landed them back in Mexico.

The Conejo brothers were construction workers in Austin with clean criminal records when a broken tail light and a patrolman’s decision landed them back in Mexico. Read More

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

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