Photo Essay: “A Divided Friendship”

Where the U.S./Mexico border wall extends into the Pacific Ocean, there is a unique place known on the U.S. side as Friendship Park (also known as Border Field State Park). Historically, families and loved ones who have been separated due to various immigration issues have used the Park as a place to reconnect and visit in person. On the Tijuana, Mexico side of the border wall, an elderly couple patiently waits for their son to arrive to the U.S. side of the park so that they can enjoy his company for a little while despite the secondary border wall. The primary border wall is typically open a few hours each weekend during the summer months, to allow family visits like this to take place.

* Please attribute this text and images to Harry L. Simón Salazar, and include a link to this page.

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