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House Judiciary Committee Meetings/Youtube

Hodgson: ‘Shame on Elected Officials’ Ahead of House Vote

Wednesday morning, the Massachusetts House of Representatives will vote on two bills proposed by State Representative Antonio Cabral of New Bedford, aimed at blocking Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson's proposed programs...

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Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson watched from the front row as Rep. Antonio Cabral approached to testify before the Judiciary Committee on Monday. Sam Doran/SHNS
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson watched from the front row as Rep. Antonio Cabral approached to testify before the Judiciary Committee on Monday. Sam Doran/SHNS

Hodgson, Cabral Square Off Before Judiciary Committee

BOSTON (State House News Service) — A shared interest in preserving public safety fueled the arguments made Monday for and against legislation that would prohibit the use of state resources to enforce immigration law through certain types of partnerships between state and federal agencies...

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State House Hearing On Bill Granting Drivers Licenses To Illegals
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Hodgson Apologizes For Public Records Snafu

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is apologizing to a civil rights group for failing to meet a deadline for the release of public records about a Federal immigration program...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Civil Rights Group Files Lawsuit Against Sheriff Hodgson

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is being sued by a civil rights group over his decision to enter into a federal immigration enforcement program, as well as his offer to send Bristol County inmates to build President Donald Trump's proposed wall along the U...

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TSM/Dan McCready
TSM/Dan McCready

Sheriff Hodgson Invites Rep. Cabral to Immigration Debate on WBSM

The battle continues between Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson and New Bedford State Representative Antonio Cabral.

Cabral has pushed for legislation that would block the 287G program, which empowers eight members of the Bristol County Sheriff's Office to have the same powers as federal immigration authorities, in order to question and detain illegal immigrants...

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Jim Phillips TSM
Jim Phillips TSM

Hodgson Fires Back at Cabral Over Immigration Program Funding

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is firing back at State Representative Antonio Cabral.

Cabral is attempting to fast-track legislation that would block the use of state funds to finance the 287G partnership between the Bristol County Sheriff's Office and federal immigration agencies...

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Rep. Antonio Cabral, (D) New Bedford
Rep. Antonio Cabral, (D) New Bedford

Rep. Cabral Calls for Fast Track of Bill to Block Sheriff’s Program

NEW BEDFORD - New Bedford State Representative Antonio Cabral is trying to fast-track a bill that could potentially block an initiative by Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson...

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Tim Weisberg/TSM Staff
Tim Weisberg/TSM Staff

Rep. Cabral Files Two Bills to Block Hodgson Programs

State Representative Antonio Cabral has filed two bills this legislative session that take a direct shot at programs touted by Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson...

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Dan McCready / TSM
Dan McCready / TSM

Sheriff Hodgson Set to Sign onto Immigration Questioning Program

DARTMOUTH - The Bristol and Plymouth County Sheriff's Departments are going to be entering into a larger partnership with Immigration and Customs Enforcement under the 287G program...

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Jim Phillips TSM
Jim Phillips TSM

Bristol County Sheriff’s Office Admitted Into Federal Program

The Bristol County Sheriff's Office announced on Monday that they were recently accepted into a program that will give them more power to deal with immigration issues.

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