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 2016-17 Lannan Fellow at The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. You can contact her at [email protected]

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America Beyond Detention

By Gus Bova, Melissa del Bosque, Jen Reel and Emma Pérez-Treviño The United States portrays itself as a beacon of freedom and liberty, yet it operates the world’s largest immigrant detention system, a burgeoning network that locks up refugees, asylum-seekers … Read More

The Karnes County Residential Center is the first immigrant detention facility in Texas to be licensed as a child care provider.
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Hundreds of Central American Families Freed from Detention after Court Ruling

Volunteers are scrambling to house all the families, who were unexpectedly released after a ruling that prohibits Texas from licensing immigration jails as child care facilities.

Hundreds of Central American Families Freed from Detention after Court Ruling Volunteers are scrambling to house all the families, who were unexpectedly released after a ruling that prohibits Texas from licensing immigration jails as child care facilities. An immigrant shelter … Read More

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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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