Jannet Castanon and her mother Rosario Vargas Flores live only a few miles apart, but have been separated by the U.S.-Mexico Border for nine years. Castanon, a legal U.S. resident who is awaiting a green card, left Tijuana to move to San Diego with her husband, and she hasn’t seen her mother since she left. Mother and daughter finally had the opportunity to embrace for a few precious moments when the U.S. Border Patrol opened the border’s steel fence for the third time in its history.
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