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Buses are prepared by border patrol officers at the Centralized Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, for unauthorized immigrants to be transported and held at longer-term facilities. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)MoreCloseclosemore
Buses are prepared by border patrol officers at the Centralized Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, for unauthorized immigrants to be transported and held at longer-term facilities. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

With the federal government shutdown lingering on, President Trump headed to McAllen, Texas — a city along the U.S.-Mexico border — to make his case for building a border wall Thursday.

We spoke about what's actually happening on the border there, and the state of negotiations between Democrats and Republicans to re-open the government.

Guests

Shannon Dooling, WBUR reporter covering immigration. She tweets @sdooling.

Rep. Joe Kennedy III, congressman for Massachusetts' 4th District. He tweets @RepJoeKennedy.

Mary Lou Daxland, president of the Massachusetts Republican Assembly. She tweets @MDaxland.

This segment aired on January 10, 2019.

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