The 'Friendship Park' at the San Diego/Tijuana border was established in 1971. At the time, First Lady Pat Nixon said during the park’s inauguration, “I hope there won’t be a fence here too long.”
Forty-six years later, not only is there still a fence, there’s a double meshed fence making it nearly impossible for family members to see each other and touch.
Despite the increased restrictions, families on both sides of the border continue to meet at Friendship Park on Saturday’s and Sunday’s.
FOX 11 sent investigative reporter Gina Silva to the U.S.-Mexico border. There she follows a man and his daughter as they visit their loved one.