In a week in which the question of how illegal immigrants should be handled are all the talk--from downtown LA to Capitol Hill--one is tempted to find this story :::amusing?::: ::::ironic?:::: ::::scary?::::
NEWARK, N.J., March 27 (UPI) -- An embarrassing hole in security surrounding former U.S. President Bill Clinton turned up when one of his chauffeurs was found to be a wanted man.This incident, if true, demonstrates the scope of the problem and the schizophrenia built into it. Either we have immigration laws or we don't. And if we don't, we should stop wasting money pretending to enforce those laws and simply allow anyone near our former presidents or any other person/facility we want to keep secure.
Shahzad Qureshi, 42, was in one of three cars awaiting Clinton at Newark Airport last week when a Port Authority policeman happened to check license plate numbers.
The computer came back showing the Pakistani national had skipped a residency-status hearing in 2000, and a deportation order had been issued by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the New York Post reported.
Qureshi was still in jail Monday awaiting immigration processing, the report said.
Alright. I pick 'scary.'