Melissa Del Bosque, The Guardian

Melissa Del Bosque

The Guardian

Tucson, AZ, United States

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Past:
  • The Guardian
  • The Intercept
  • The Texas Observer

Past articles by Melissa:

Facial recognition bias frustrates Black asylum applicants to US, advocates say

Migrants from Africa and Haiti reportedly cannot use app to accept their photos, which is now required to apply for asylum → Read More

Ex-Arizona governor’s illegal makeshift border wall is torn down – but at what cost?

As the wall of shipping crates built in a national forest by the former governor is removed, environmentalists take stock → Read More

A Public Defender’s Lonely Fight Against Family Separation

Before “zero tolerance” was rolled out nationwide, Sergio Garcia found himself up against a secret pilot project to test family separation in El Paso. → Read More

Trump’s Border Wall Would Destroy Historic Gravesites in South Texas

A stop on the Underground Railroad and an early African-American burial site in South Texas are endangered by the first section of Trump's border wall. → Read More

New Border Wall Will Destroy Butterfly Center, Historic Chapel, and Texas State Park

Trump’s new segment of border wall will be built through Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park, in Mission, Texas, up to a mile from the Rio Grande. → Read More

Border Patrol Union Endorses Extremist Video Featuring White Nationalists

"Killing Free Speech" refers to Democrats as “evil” and features white nationalists who make a correlation between gang rapes, Islam, and immigration. → Read More

A Bridge Over Troubled Water

Problems plague the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry and International Bridge after federal and local governments invested millions in the project. → Read More

National Butterfly Center Sues Trump Administration Over Border Wall

“Everyone should care when the federal government thinks it can do whatever it wants on your private property.” → Read More

After Observer Report, Watchdog Requests Investigation into Border Wall Gag Order

“Whistleblowers are the nation’s first line of defense,” says watchdog group in a letter requesting an investigation into Trump's border wall. → Read More

The Documents Behind Trump’s Texas Border Wall Plans

The records give the most in-depth picture to date of where and how the Trump administration plans to build the president’s “big, beautiful wall.” → Read More

Human Rights Lawyer on How Government is Complicit in Mexico’s Drug War

Through corruption and intimidation, many Coahuila state authorities coordinated with the Zetas and let them operate with impunity. → Read More

‘Nice RV Park, Many Retirees:’ Records Show Where Trump Plans Texas Border Wall

The 15 segments of wall would tear through three wildlife areas in the RGV and put more homes in jeopardy than previously known, the documents show. → Read More

Documents: Texas National Guard Installed Cellphone Spying Devices on Surveillance Planes

“There are really big privacy and constitutional due-process concerns with the use of this technology,” a state lawmaker said. → Read More

The Olive-Green Ceiling: Why Are So Few Women in the Border Patrol?

Women make up less than 5 percent of the Border Patrol's workforce, dead last among federal law enforcement agencies. → Read More

National Butterfly Center to Sue Over Construction of Trump’s Border Wall

In a letter sent Wednesday, the center alleges that the Department of Homeland Security has violated private property rights and the Endangered Species Act. → Read More

'Los Zetas Inc.’ Author on Why Mexico's Drug War Isn't About Drugs

The Zetas and groups like them have morphed into transnational corporations with interests in everything from coal mining and the extraction of oil and gas to cornering the market on avocados. → Read More

Santa Ana’s Last Stand?

Merritt lost his job trying to save Santa Ana wildlife refuge a decade ago. Now the “jewel” of the national wildlife refuge system is under threat again. → Read More

The Rising Storm: New Book Details Connection Between Climate Disasters, Migration

A new book on climate and migration predicts a future of "guards, guns and gates" unless we act soon. Release date: August 21, 2017. → Read More

Inside the FBI's Quest to Take Down a Mexican Cartel's American Horse-Racing Empire

An excerpt from staff writer Melissa del Bosque's new book, "Bloodlines: The True Story of a Drug Cartel, the FBI, and the Battle for a Horse-Racing Dynasty." → Read More

Trump Administration Preparing Texas Wildlife Refuge for First Border Wall Segment

If the levee wall is constructed, it will essentially destroy the refuge, a federal official told the Observer in an exclusive interview. → Read More