Does anyone question the value of immigrants in our society? So we should ignore the law based on the potential value of the person committing the crime. Is this not the same claim that a college student accused of rape should be let off because they had such a high potential value to society?
We are a nation of laws. If citizens do not like the laws, they can vote to change the laws. It is obscene to have laws that we do not enforce.
Personally I think we need a much more streamlined immigration system with a simple work visa process. We also need much higher penalties for those violating the law and those employing them. My experience with Latin American immigrants has been nothing but positive. They are hard workers, they show up and do quality work in general and have a rich culture. We need more of these types of people…..legally immigrating.