A Small Oasis: A Border Park Keeps Immigrants Connected


Equal Voice News highlights Friendship Park where families can come to reunite. Families travel from around the country to Friendship Park to connect and share news. Over the years, a community has grown around the two parks, which is home to the Binational Friendship Garden of Native Plants, morning yoga classes and a beach.

“The wall represents this fractured society, the separation of the family network, a breakdown of the values we should have not only in this country, but how we should treat each other as human beings,” said Pedro Rios, who leads visits to the park and runs the San Diego U.S.-Mexico Border Program, which is part of the American Friends Service Committee. Pedro Rios is also a member of the Friends of Friendship Park Coalition.

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