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:


Call Them Refugees

by | Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 9:27 am CST

Homeland Insecurity

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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

DREAM act protestors

Legislators ‘Alarmed’ by State’s Refusing Birth Certificates for Children of Undocumented Parents

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