A huge thumbs up to Ward 3 New Bedford City Council candidate Guy LaRock who claims he doesn't want New Bedford to become a sanctuary city. The city is way too dependent on federal dollars. If the Trump administration penalizes sanctuary cities, New Bedford could not pay it's bills. She sinks in the harbor. It's powerful to take a stance relative to protect illegal immigrants, but New Bedford is not that resilient.

And as you'll hear candidate LaRock disagrees with Sheriff Hodgson's plan to send jail inmates to the southern border to help build a Berlin type wall separating the U.S. and Mexico.

Let me take it one stone's throw further. Scrap the idea of wasting $16 B or more tax dollars on any type of barrier to freedom. If this wall is so important, it would already be standing tall.

Editor’s Note: Brian Thomas is the host of Brian’s Beat on 1420 WBSM New Bedford.  He can be heard weekdays from 10am-Noon and Saturdays from 6am-9am. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.