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L.A. Times columnist: Mexican wall shows U.S. 'insecurity'

April 7, 2008 | 11:15 am

L.A. Times op-ed columnist Gregory Rodriguez writes in today's paper that building a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border will "enshrine and showcase our insecurity. And whether you agree with the decision to build it or not, you have to admit that such a defensive act is an odd thing to do for a nation so proud of its global power and largesse."

Rodriguez is an Irvine Senior Fellow and Director of the California Fellows Program at New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy institute, and the author of the recent book, "Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans and Vagabonds: Mexican Immigration and the Future of Race in America," which the Washington Post listed among the "Best Books of 2007."

Read his column here.