He’s 18 now, and living in southern California. She was deported alone to Mexico. Her flight back to the border — to Bryan — was 12 hours away.
“I keep thinking about what it’s going to be like. How will I react? How will he react?” she said Monday by telephone. “He’s not the same boy I remember.”
Sandra and Bryan were among the thousands of families separated by the Trump administration in 2017 and 2018 under a policy to deter migration. When Sandra crosses into the United States on Tuesday afternoon, she and her son will be among the first reunited under the Biden administration — the start of a massive relocation of parents deported by one U.S. president and returned by another. In total, more than 1,000 families are expected to be reunified.