On a snowy Saturday morning in January, Selvin, 13, and his mother were in the basement of the First and Summerfield United Methodist Church in New Haven, to support a friend in sanctuary. As they sat there, the boy tried to push away thoughts of how it would be when ICE came to take away his own mother, who is also under a deportation order.”I’m going to be alone with my little brother and my dad,” Selvin said. “Sometimes I feel I don’t want to talk to anybody. I just go to my room, lock the door, and I feel depressed.”
Editor’s Note: The Latino Briefing is a new newsletter which reports on the national Latino political story. Adrian Crrasquillo, a veteran Latno journalist offers insights and behind the scenes maneuvering.
The Julian Castro 2020 Interview: The former mayor of San Antonio and HUD secretary hasn’t made an official announcement but he told NBC News he’s interested in running for president in 2020 but first wants to spend time listening to people on the ground. So I called him up to chat about it. He also read “the nice things” Symone Sanders said about him in last week’s Latino Briefing. Shoutout to LB already connecting candidates and operatives: