Melissa del Bosque
The activist and organizer shined a light on migrant deaths in South Texas in 2012. Now, his group is using alliances and technology to save more lives. Read More
Deportations along Mexico’s southern border more than doubled between 2013 and 2015, forcing migrants into remote areas where many are robbed or exploited. Read More
Republican political consultant Juan Hernandez is trying to woo Latino voters with 'option c' — Libertarian presidential hopeful Gary Johnson.
Republican political consultant Juan Hernandez is trying to woo Latino voters with 'option c' — Libertarian presidential hopeful Gary Johnson. Read More
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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
A year later, most of the TV cameras and politicians have moved on. Some of the volunteers have gone home and donations have dwindled. But the need is still there. Read More
On Tuesday, more than 170 organizations representing criminal justice, immigration reform and faith-based groups sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, urging the Department of Justice to end prosecutions for illegal entry and re-entry. Read More
On Wednesday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman to dismiss the lawsuit undocumented immigrant families have brought against the state for withholding birth certificates from their U.S.-born kids. Read More
Two legislators have weighed in on the controversy over Texas’ refusal to grant birth certificates to some children of undocumented families. On Wednesday, Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, vice chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, sent a letter to Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner Kirk Cole, referencing an Observer story published online Monday. State Rep. Ramon Romero Jr., D-Fort Worth, also sent a letter Cole. Read More
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's prison escape ignited a wave of darkly satirical jokes on social media in Mexico—humor being the favorite coping mechanism for Mexicans serially disappointed by their government’s cynicism and corruption. Read More