AnimalAuthor: They might not have committed an 'crime', but if they are here illegally they are breaking the law. We have these laws in place for a reason. For all of the people that come here and go through the proper legal channels, paperwork, expense, etc...it is only fair to have everyone abide by the same laws. You can't make some people go through the process and not others. If you are coming here for the right reasons and have respect for our country and its people, you will make yourself known and do it the right way. If you don't, there are consequences. I don't feel sorry for people that blatantly ignore our laws. If you are here and want to stay, get your paperwork in order. You have had plenty of warning.