Couple separated by border wall tie the knot at opened gate

Brian and Elvya married on Saturday during the three minutes that the US opened the border wall with Mexico to allow a reunion of families.

Brian, an American, and Elvya, a resident of Tijuana, were married in the lighthouse area of Playas Tijuana, in the Mexican state of Baja California, with the wife of the mayor of Baja California as a witness.

Enrique Morones, founder of the organization Ángeles sin Frontera, attended the wedding, which was completed in the space that left a door in the metal line that separates the US from Mexico.

The US authorities opened the gate on the occasion of Universal Children’s Day established by the United Nations for November 20, with the aim of allowing the reunion of twelve families divided by the border.

While Brian and Evelya were getting married, the families enjoyed the presence of their relatives, after several years of not being able to do so for the deportation of some, or because those who managed to “cross” left their relatives in Mexico .

The new spouses planned the wedding for several months in which they spoke with lawyers and asked for permits in both countries to celebrate it.

This is the sixth edition of the opening of the doors of the wall , and the second in this year – the first was to celebrate mothers’ day and now in honor of the child’s day.


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