The probe into the failed Times Square car-bomb plot spread across four states Thursday as investigators looked for links between possible conspirators in the U.S.http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-05-13-boston-times-square-search_N.htm
Justice Department spokesman Dean Boyd said three people were arrested Thursday on immigration violations, not criminal charges. He declined to identify the detainees or elaborate on their links — if any — to the plot.
The Times Square bomber's co conspirators were arrested on immigration charges.
This obviously means that the enforcement of existing federal immigration law, and the adoption and enforcement of laws such as Arizona's new immigration law, could have prevented the plot from almost reaching fruition.
Remember that the next time you're told how awful it is to identify and expel illegal immigrants.