During his major immigration speech this week in El Paso, Texas, President Obama mentioned the 640 mile long U.S.-Mexico border wall that has scarredthe Southwestern landscape and prevented migration of endangered species like jaguars, ocelots, and Sonoran pronghorn antelope. The speech is fascinating for two reasons: 1) it's pretty clear (as if it weren't already) that border region Texans pretty much hate the wall 2) Obama lays out his preemptive capitulation negotiating strategy in public, and seems genuinely surprised that Tea Party Republicans won't enact his agenda even after he's gone ahead and done every crazy thing they said they …
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Glenn Hurowitz is a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy.
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