#26... Actually, it is exactly a black and white issue. You aren't here legally, then you get sent back. You don't belong here. You don't DESERVE to be here. I don't care if it took the country twenty years to discover the fact that you invaded our sovereign nation. I don't care how many kids or grand kids, you have, or how long you have held a good job. I don't care what kind of charitable work you do. You don't belong, so you should be sent along your way back to your country of origin. If you want to return, then you do it the legal way, in the frame work the country has laid out to address immigration.
Why even have laws if we are just going to throw our hands up and say "awe they made it, and now have a family, let's just let them stay."
I want to hear you say that when a burglar enters your house, sits down on your couch, and turns on the tv while eating your chips. He isn't hurting anyone, so he should be able to stay right? Please.
It really is that simple.
Now, I do agree employers hiring illegals should be punished to the fullest extent of the law as well. They don't get a pass.
Just follow the law, and don't offer excuses for having broken... and continue to break... Said laws.
Honestly, what constitutes a good reason to keep invaders...I mean illegals.... In the country?