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Commissioner William Gross talks to reporters after the meeting between law enforcement officials and liquor license owners in Boston. (Jerome Campbell/WBUR)
Commissioner William Gross talks to reporters after the meeting between law enforcement officials and liquor license owners in Boston. (Jerome Campbell/WBUR)

As President Trump looks to clamp down on asylum-seekers at the U.S.--Mexico border, the Boston City Council is considering strengthening protections for undocumented people here.

They're looking to bolster the city's Trust Act after multiple reports by WBUR's Shannon Dooling show Boston police worked with federal immigration officials to arrest an undocumented construction worker.

City councilors questioned Boston Police Commissioner William Gross on the case at a hearing Tuesday.

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

This segment aired on April 9, 2019.

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