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COOL ON SANCTUARY STATE, DeLEO EYES LIMIT ON INMATE LABOR [+ MEDIA]

By Andy Metzger

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 15, 2017....The border wall that served as a symbol for Donald Trump's tough immigration stance during his successful presidential campaign has become a focus of Democrats in the Massachusetts House seeking to push back against the new administration.

House Speaker Robert DeLeo emerged from a two-hour closed-door Democratic caucus having heard "in particular" about a plan to block Bay State correctional officials from sending inmates to work on a border wall, an idea posed by one county sheriff.


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