A mother and son separated by the Trump administration meet again — finally
At the San Ysidro port of entry on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, in San Diego, California, Sandra Ortiz, 48 exits from PedEast, where she immediately is met by her son Bryan Chavez and Yeritzel Chavez. - Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS

SAN DIEGO — More than three years ago, Bryan Chavez hugged his mother inside a U.S. immigration office, terrified that he would never see her again. “You are not going to see her anymore,” the female U.S. immigration officer told Chavez, according to his account. Then the officer turned to his mother Sandra Ortiz. “And you will go to prison.” Mother and son were separated. Chavez went to an immigration facility in California. His mother, who didn’t pass an initial asylum screening, was deported to Mexico. They were among the earliest family separations during the Trump administration, well bef...