The Wrong Focus?
In a update to this post about Michelle Malkin and President Bush on Homeland Security, James made an interesting observation,
It also occurs to me that, if “homeland security” is one’s chief concern, it would make sense to direct one’s limited resources to rounding up potential terrorists than migrant farmworkers.
This seemed quite sensible to me. I’d grant that resources aren’t so limited that we couldn’t also direct some of them towards border security as part of homeland security efforts, but worrying about all the migrant workers who aren’t terrorists seems more than a bit like focusing on the wrong thing (and I think Malkin’s concerns about La Reconquista are just paranoia). Then in looking at Malkin’s blog there is this post,
Update: The names of the suspects via one of the filed complaints:
Dritan Duka (illegal alien); Eliver Duka (illegal alien); Shain Duka (illegal alien)
Serdar Tatar (the pizza deliverer…his family owns a pizzeria near Ft. Dix)
Mohamad Shnewer; Agron Abdullahu
If we worried just about the illegals it seems that some of these guys might have eluded notice at least until the illegal aliens spilled the beans. However, focusing primarily on terrorists would tend to capture both the citizens (legal residents, etc.) as well as the illegals.