The Border Fence with Mexico: What's the Rush?

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Congress wants to fence off the Mexican border by the end of this year. So, the Bush Administration has waived the Clean Air and Endangered Species Acts along with some 30 other environmental laws. Will completing the fence mean better border enforcement? Will it be worth the environmental costs? Also, Muqtada al-Sadr offers to disband his Madhi Army, and after being extinguished four times today in Paris, we hear what's expected for Olympic torch in San Francisco on Wednesday. 


Banner image: The urban landscape of Tijuana, Mexico ends abruptly at the US-Mexico border on April 3, 2008 in the Otay Mountain Wilderness Area southeast of Chula Vista, California. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper