The area in and around Anzalduas Park, on the Rio Grande, has become an epicenter of the latest border crisis, a place where residents confront promise and peril as they deal with a reality as old as the river itself.
Edras, a sixteen-year-old unaccompanied minor I met in Brownsville, on the 1,400-mile journey from Guatemala.
Disgruntled agents are overwhelmed and overworked, processing groups of hundreds of undocumented immigrants.
One of the few politicians who has directly taken action in securing the border.
The City of McAllen’s Emergency Management Coordinator works with local charity organizations to try and minimize the local impact of the increased surge of undocumented immigrants.
One of the immigration crisis’s indispensable leaders is Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director of the Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley.