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It was a busier-than-usual Friday at the State House, where lawmakers were focused on the emotional issue of immigration.

Because of the large crowd expected, the Legislature's public safety committee held a rare Friday hearing. It was to consider a bill that would make all of Massachusetts a so-called "sanctuary state," where police would refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

WBUR's Steve Brown was at the hearing and joined All Things Considered to discuss the day's events.

This segment aired on June 9, 2017.

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