Border Patrol Closes ‘Door of Hope’ on Transnational Hugs, Weddings at U.S.-Mexico Border

Border Patrol will not re-open doors in the border fence at Friendship Park this year, ending a series of events that allowed chosen families to reunite briefly on the line between the U.S. and Mexico.

Brian Houston, who lives in San Diego, kisses his new bride Evelia Reyes, who lives in Mexico with her daughter Alexis, while Border Patrol agents look on at the U.S.-Mexico border in San Ysidro, Nov. 18, 2017. (Credit: Sandy Huffaker / Getty Images)

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