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No Hugs at Friendship Park, But Families Reconnect Through Border Fence

Friendship Park straddles the U.S./Mexico border between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico,

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    No Hugs at Friendship Park, But Families Reconnect Through Border Fence
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    File - Juana Saravia Medina, 60, waves to her daughter and grandchildren through the U.S.-Mexico border fence on May 1, 2016 in Tijuana, Mexico.

    There are no warm hugs or embraces, but for families separated by a border, this place is a lifeline and a chance for a much-anticipated conversation.

    At Friendship Park, which straddles the U.S./Mexico border between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, families can spend time with one another, albeit separated by a well-fortified fence, NBC News reported.

    To visit the park in San Diego, Aramara Oyervides walks along Imperial beach, through Border Field State Park, where a sign reading "Do not forget your documents" welcomes visitors at the front gate. It's another 1.5 miles to the park, where they are greeted by a Border Patrol agent.

    Oyervides is bringing her 7-year-old son to visit her mother, whom she had not seen in three years. Her mother lives in Acapulco, about a 34-hour drive from the border.

    "This is the only way that we can see each other," said Oyervides.