Progress on and Congressional battles over Donald Trump's proposed expansion of the physical barrier between the United States and Mexico.
Progress is being made in Congress on appropriations for what remains of Fiscal Year 2020, but agreements are being reached by avoiding the border wall issue. A question of whether to "backfill" money diverted from military construction to the border wall project.
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, an ally of President Donald Trump, supports an initiative to prevent Massachusetts from becoming a sanctuary state. This proposed legislation would permit local authorities to cooperate with ICE in detaining illegal aliens.