Mexican Bride Marries American Groom During Rare Opening Of Border Gate
A heavy metal gate at the U.S.–Mexican border temporarily became a bridge Saturday when a Mexican woman married her American fiancé.
The gate, known as the “Door of Hope,” is inside Friendship Park, a small strip of land on the border near San Diego and Tijuana where families from both countries can chat with each other through the fence’s heavy screen, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The park is only open for a few hours each weekend, and the metal mesh only allows people to touch the fingertips of their loved ones on the other side. It’s about 15 miles west of a dusty patch of ground where eight prototypes for Trump’s proposed border wall have been built.
Since 2013, the metal gate has been opened six times, allowing for families to hug each other and, for Evelia Reyes and Brian Houston, get married and have their first kiss as a couple.