A group of aliens have been arrested for terrorism. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090920/ap_on_re_us/us_nyc_terror Of course, they were arrested by the FBI. They were not arrested by the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). According to AILA, the immigration attorney group, they should have been arrested by ICE. They say that because they don't want ICE actually doing their job, which is arresting illegal aliens. (Sorry no link to their despicable website. It should only be viewed by those with training and knowledge, as they lie and distort. Without the proper background you could easily be deceived.)
Unfortuneately, Janet Reno Napalitano, thinks that ICE should be in the business of arresting terrorists, and has warned us all about the threat of American abortion protestors, veterns and gun owners. It never occured to Janet Reno Napalitano that ICE has no jurisdiction over such domestic terrorists, but Janet Reno Napalitano wants her own Waco and Ruby Ridge.
The interesting thing above about the arrests is that all were charged with 18 United States Code, Section 1001, False Statements. Unfortuneately the maximum penalty for those violations is 5 years in jail or 8 if the government proves a terrorism connection, but in acual practice, a first time offender gets a sentence of only 0-6 months per the sentencing guidelines, with 99% of those convicted getting only probation.
What will actually happen is that only one of those involved will be convicted and will get the minimum sentence, then there will be 10 years of fighting this case in deportation proceedings, with the defendant claiming that he will be tortured once he is returned to Afghanistan. So, in the end, this will all be about nothing as Najibullah Zazi will remain in the U.S., free to plan the next attack.