Tag Archives: Texas/Mexico border

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: ‘A cemetery for our people’

A Guatemalan diplomat struggles to save her countrymen in south Texas and nearly loses herself.  Part three of Beyond the Border, a four-part series from The Texas Observer and the Guardian.  By Melissa del Bosque, The Texas Observer, and the Guardian US interactive team It was the phone calls to Guatemala that Alba Caceres dreaded […]

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 […]