Door of Hope: US-Mexico border gate opens briefly to allow wedding and tearful reunions [Photos]

The border patrol guards opened a gate along the United States and Mexican border to allow few families who were separated due to deportation

FP Staff November 21, 2017 22:52:47 IST
The border patrol guards on 18 November opened a gate along the United States and Mexican border to allow few families who were separated due to deportation, to reunite and converse with each other as a part of 'Opening the Door of Hope'. Reuters
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The border patrol guards on 18 November opened a gate along the United States and Mexican border to allow few families who were separated due to deportation, to reunite and converse with each other as a part of 'Opening the Door of Hope'. Reuters
The gate that remained open for only an hour and as part of the initiative, US resident Brian Houston was also allowed to marry Evelia Reyes within that one hour. Reuters
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The gate that remained open for only an hour and as part of the initiative, US resident Brian Houston was also allowed to marry Evelia Reyes within that one hour. Reuters
It was the sixth time that the gate has opened since 2013, allowing people from the US and Mexico who cannot legally cross the border to visit without fear of deportation. At other times, families can talk but not touch through the steel fencing. Reuters
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It was the sixth time that the gate has opened since 2013, allowing people from the US and Mexico who cannot legally cross the border to visit without fear of deportation. At other times, families can talk but not touch through the steel fencing. Reuters
A group called Border Angels organises the gate openings and takes meeting requests from families and forwards the names to the State Department. The department further conducts checks and makes the final decision on who will be allowed to briefly reunite. Reuters
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A group called Border Angels organises the gate openings and takes meeting requests from families and forwards the names to the State Department. The department further conducts checks and makes the final decision on who will be allowed to briefly reunite. Reuters