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Boston City Council Establishes Civil Rights Committee In Response To President Trump04:03

Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu, at WBUR. (Robin Lubbock)
Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu, at WBUR. (Robin Lubbock)
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The Boston City Council on Wednesday voted to establish a new committee focused on civil rights issues.

A similar committee was disbanded last year.

City Council President Michelle Wu joined WBUR's Morning Edition before Wednesday's unanimous vote. She said the committee is needed to help respond to President Trump's immigration policies.

"We have heard in the last two weeks just a tremendous amount of fear from constituents, and anxiety particularly about the two executive orders dealing with immigration," Wu said.

Listen to our full conversation with Wu above.

This article was originally published on February 08, 2017.

This segment aired on February 8, 2017.


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