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The US-Mexico Border Opened Up For A Few Moments And These Families Got To Hug For The First Time In A Long Time

Family Members ReuniteMexican families separated by the U.S.–Mexico border were finally able to hug after a gate in the border fence was temporarily opened.

Posted by AJ+ on Thursday, August 11, 2016

Not even the muddy ground of the Rio Grande could keep these families from reuniting.

The Border Network for Human Rights and Border Patrol organized a temporary truce and opened a border gate between Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas. Sisters got to reconnect. Grandparents met their grandchildren for the first time. Children who were ripped from their parent(s) due to deportation got to hold each other again. According to Fronteras, the reunion of families was organized two months before. Families that participated got to do so on an honor code basis.

This is the second time this year that the border has opened for families to reconnect. In May, Border Angels, another immigration advocacy group, teamed up with Border Patrol to allow for 6 select families to see each other again. This meetup in El Paso allowed for 100 families to see each other again.

Nice work, guys. We need more of this.

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READ: This Immigration Rights Group Gave 6 Families The Chance To Cross The Border For A 3-Minute Visit

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