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Border Patrol Has Change of Heart



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    The sun sets behind a section of the US-Mexico border fence.

    In an about-face, the Border Patrol has decided to bar public access to Friendship Park, a neutral site on the U.S.-Mexico border where friends and families met to touch, exchange quiet greetings, even steal a kiss through a steel mesh fence, the North County Times reported.

    Last month, Michael Fisher, the Border Patrol's chief agent in San Diego, said the agency was considering building a gate on the second fence. The gate would be open during the day to allow families to continue meeting each other at the park, the paper reported.

    Now, Border Patrol officials say that keeping the gate open would be too risky.

    For the full story read the North County Times article "In About-face, Border Patrol to Bar Public Access at Park."