Three minutes to embrace on US-Mexico border

Six families passed through a gate in the US-Mexico border fence to greet relatives in an event organized by advocacy group Border Angels with US authorities to mark UN Children's DayFor 20 years, Laura Avila had yearned to hug her mother again. At 12:27 pm, she hesitantly walked toward a heavy metal gate on the US-Mexico border in San Diego that a US Border Parol agent had opened only minutes before, burying her face in her mother’s embrace. Avila and her 11-year-old daughter were among six families chosen to take part in an event organized by the migrant advocacy group Border Angels in cooperation with US authorities on the occasion of United Nations Children’s Day on Sunday.

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