Melissa del Bosque
  • Melissa del Bosque is a Lannan reporting fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. She has written about the U.S.-Mexico border since 1998 for various media outlets, including the Guardian, and Time. Her work has also been featured on Democracy Now!, PBS, MSNBC, BBC, and NPR. She has reported on topics including border militarization, economic inequality, the plight of unaccompanied migrant children in Mexico, and asylum seekers in the United States. She is also the author of Bloodlines: The True Story of a Drug Cartel, the FBI and the Battle for a Horse-Racing Dynasty (Ecco).

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Featured Work
  • The Surge
  • How Texas's decade-long border security operation has turned South Texas into one of the most heavily policed and surveilled places in the nation.

  • Homeland Insecurity
  • How to run drugs, smuggle migrants, and get away with it at America's biggest law enforcement agency.

  • Death on Sevenmile Road
  • As border security build-up in Texas intensified, two brothers paid a smuggler to bring them to the US. Only one lived to tell their story.

  • Lawman's Burden
  • A south Texas sheriff's department with dwindling resources struggles to cope with a growing immigration crisis. 

  • 'A Cemetery for Our People'
  • A Guatemalan diplomat struggles to save her countrymen in south Texas and nearly loses herself.

  • ‘This Is Our Home’
  • With migrants streaming through south Texas, landowners are caught between protecting their property and saving lives. 

  • Into the Wilderness
  • To comply with US immigration law, Exelina Hernandez would have to risk her life.

  • 'We Are Disposable'
  • Twenty years after NAFTA, the plight of Mexican maquiladora workers like Rosa Moreno has worsened.

  • Kochworld
  • To see how the Koch brothers' free-market industry utopia operates, look no further than Corpus Christi, Texas, where the billionaires own two oil refineries.