Tag Archives: Texas Observer

Beyond the Border: Lawman’s burden

 A south Texas sheriff’s department with dwindling resources struggles to cope with a growing immigration crisis.  Part four of Beyond the Border, a series from The Texas Observer and the Guardian By Melissa del Bosque, The Texas Observer, and the Guardian US interactive team Recovering human remains in the heat of a South Texas summer […]

Beyond the Border: ‘This is our home’

With migrants streaming through south Texas, landowners are caught between protecting their property and saving lives. Part two of Beyond the Border, a four-part series from a partnership between The Texas Observer and the Guardian. Watch: The ranchers of Brooks County Click title to watch video. By Melissa del Bosque, The Texas Observer, and the Guardian […]

Beyond the Border, Into the Wilderness

 Texas has become the deadliest state in the US for undocumented immigrants. In 2012, 271 migrants died while crossing through Texas, surpassing Arizona as the nation’s most dangerous entry point. The majority of those deaths didn’t occur at the Texas-Mexico border but in rural Brooks County, 70 miles north of the Rio Grande, where the […]