Melissa del Bosque
In the last month, the number of congregations offering to provide shelter to immigrants has more than doubled across the country to 450.
“I think a lot of the faithful in the coming years are going to be compelled to follow the mandates of their faith rather than the law of the land.” Read More
What many Americans don’t know is that the southwestern border already has at least 650 miles of fencing. Much of it is along the Texas-Mexico border, which is almost entirely privately owned land, with the exception of a few federal wildlife refuges. Read More
Several hundred people — many of them wearing “Don’t mess with Texas families” T-shirts — assembled at Austin City Hall Sunday morning, in support of undocumented immigrants who are under threat of deportation from Donald Trump. Read More
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
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