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 featured in various national and international media outlets, including the Guardian, PBS, NPR and Marie Claire. Melissa is a 2015-16 Lannan Fellow at The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. You can contact her at [email protected]

By Melissa del Bosque:

A transport unit arrives to pick up a group of Central American teenagers found by Border Patrol agent Marlene Castro moments earlier.
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Call Them Refugees

As political leaders argue over the crisis at the Texas-Mexico border, local communities and nonprofits carry the weight.

Busy obsessing over border security, Texas have ignored the humanitarian crisis in the Rio Grande Valley, leaving cash-strapped charities to do the work. Read More

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Homeland Insecurity

Want to run drugs, smuggle migrants and get away with it? Join America’s biggest law enforcement agency.

What good are more boots on the ground if the men and women wearing them also work for the cartels? What benefit is an 18-foot wall when criminals can bribe their way through the gate? Read More

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