Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson visited The Chris McCarthy Show Thursday to discuss illegal immigration, immigration reform and border security.

Hodgson is spearheading an effort on behalf of the National Sheriffs Association to push Congress to take action on securing America’s border and other matters against illegal immigration.

Over the past few months, Sheriff Hodgson and his staff have been reaching out to sheriffs across the country to discuss border security, illegal immigration and sanctuary policies. A letter signed by 380 sheriffs and the Ohio Sheriffs Association, representing 40 states, was recently delivered to every member of Congress.

Hodgson also discussed communities standing up to so-called "sanctuary" policies, the border wall and other topics related to immigration--as well as why he decided not to run for Congress, and focus instead of fixing this issue from a law enforcement perspective.