Rio Grande River at sunset, Mission, Texas

Thursday evening, March 4, my husband and I launched our boat at Chimney Park on the Rio Grande, as we do 4–5 times/week. Border Patrol launches there, too, and has an “eye in the sky” parked there and often a manned and fully-mobile truck with a telescoping and 360-rotating “eye”/camera, also.

As we launched, we heard a police-type siren go off at the dock. We’ve never experienced this before, so we were confused. As we looked around, we saw a small group of 6–8 young men gathered on the Mexico side of the river with a raft. They were cheering…

Marianna Trevino Wright

Executive Director of the National Butterfly Center. Reluctant activist. Passionate hija de la frontera and dual citizen.

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