Does "immigration charges" mean that the suspects in the Time Square terrorist incidence are illegal immigrants? This article doesn't mention "illegal". We certainly need to re-define our immigration laws and either enforce them or open the borders to anyone who can get across. But, please, let's speak and think clearly
In a libertarian world there would be no problem with open borders, but we don't live in a libetarian world and we're not a libertarian country. But, aside from immigration problems, we've got a speech/thought/mind problem developing. Witness Eric Holder's theater of the absurd before congress.
It's not just speech that's being threatened, it's the mind itself in trouble. Recently Obama told students something to the effect that there's too much information, too many different arguments, and many of these arguments, to Obama's way of thinking, not all that truthful. There's nothing wrong with commenting on untruthful information, but in the context of regulation it can be very troubling. Cass Sunstein has proposed ways for government to deal with speech the State believes in untruthful, even taxing conspiracy theorists.
I have read remarks from some libertarians who are all worked up over racial profiling in the Arizona immigration law, which, by the way, prohibits racial profiling, but they're not as vocal regarding the real threat to freedom -- the State's attempt to control ideas by controlling speech -- in other words, mind control. The mind is the most important thing the State can control -- without control of the mind, all kinds of mischief is possible, and the State loses control. Just imagine all those ideas out there running loose and creating havoc.
Is this a conspiracy theory? Do I have to worry about goons getting my mind right? The sad part is that many Americans have offered their minds, freely, as lumps of clay, to be molded by Those Who Know Better. It's very sad.