CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico – Hundreds of Mexican migrants to the United States have reunited with their families for a few fleeting moments as part of the "hugs not walls" meetup on the US-Mexico border.
People shed tears on a bridge linking Mexico's Ciudad Juarez with El Paso in the United States, flinging their arms around relatives they hadn't seen for years and walking slowly along together. (RELATED: Life in the U.S.-Mexico border)
The bridge was made neutral territory for 4 hours during the event, held for the 7th time, to allow undocumented migrants to the US to see their Mexican families.
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"I have no words to describe this, it's something very beautiful, something that was needed," 20-year-old Brandon told Agence France-Presse as he wiped tears from his face.
He said he was meeting his parents and 5 sisters who live in Mexico and who he hadn't seen for 5 years. (READ: Trump at Mexico border: the U.S. is 'full')
Organized by the Border Network for Human Rights, the event saw 260 families reunite with their loved ones. – Rappler.com