I know a truck driver and his parter that was taking a break in a truckstop and shooting pool. Two prostitutes walked in and struck up a conversation. They knew what they were but were just being polite. They got ready to go and the truck driver said, “If I had a million dollars, I’d hang around here.”
They arrested him when he walked out of the truck stop and claimed that was solicitation. Judge dismissed it for insufficient evidence, but it took him a year to get his record cleared.
The article only said some of the crimes were old. It didn’t tell us how many are recent. and if you’re read all my posts in this thread, I said I didn’t mind if they stayed if there crimes were 20 or 30 years old, and they had straightened up. But I don’t know that is true of any of them.
If not, then that’s a hypothetical that’s not worth discussing.
Or are you asking, what if God forgave them? Remember what George W said about Karla Faye Tucker who picked a man apart with a pick axe but was born again in prison?
“My responsibility is to make sure our laws are enforced fairly and evenly without preference or special treatment,” Bush said in a statement. “Judgments about the heart and soul of an individual on death row are best left to a higher authority.” He added: “May God bless Karla Faye Tucker and may God bless her victims and their families.”
"I believe they just changed the law....commit a crime...out you go...now."
The problem with that is that there is no deterrent to committing crime except fear of deportation. Seems to me like they should have to serve the prison term and then be deported. That would be a better deterent than the worst that happens if you get caught is you get deported.