The government should never break up a family in this manner. A high priority should be placed upon maintaining family integrity throughout the entire deportation process.
Illegal is illegal, PERIOD. I could care less about splitting up families. Maybe THEY should have thought of that before they snuck across the border. Sucks to be them or their family, but thats the way it is. What about families split up when some native-born felon gets sent to the big house for a decade or more? Or should we give them a pass too?
You sound like a bleeding-heart lefty, certainly NOT like a conservative.