“Don’t believe the lies,” the National Butterfly Center posted on Facebook commenting on the deployment of the National Guard to the U.S./Mexico border. In the post, they attached a video filmed by Marianna Wright, the center’s director, on her cell phone.
The video shows her usual drive on her way to the center. Along the way, she draws attention to the businesses she drives by and the calmness of the roads, a contrast to the rhetoric used by President Donald Trump to justify the deployment of National Guard troops.
In July 2017, the National Butterfly Center found construction workers on their privately owned land who said they were preparing the land to build the border wall. The center, however, had not been asked for permission beforehand.
Watch the video below to hear the story directly from Marianna Wright as we rode along the border.