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Hugs Not Walls: Separated Families Briefly Reunite at U.S.-Mexico Border

HeadlineJun 21, 2021

Nearly 200 separated families met along the U.S.-Mexico border Saturday for the eighth annual “Hugs Not Walls.” The event allows Mexican nationals with irregular immigration status the opportunity to briefly leave the U.S. to embrace their family members in Mexico. Jaqueline Sosa had not seen her sister and nephew for three years.

Jacqueline Sosa: “I didn’t tell her much. I just hugged her, and that’s all. I hugged her and told her that I loved her very much and loved them very much.”

The groups Border Network for Human Rights and Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance host the annual action, which highlights the ongoing devastation caused by inhumane immigration policies.

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