BTW. Illegal immigrants, no matter the crime? If you are here illegally, then by the meaning of that title you commited a crime coming here. Any other "small crime" is moot. You have proven that the nations laws already mean nothing to you, so how can you be trusted? But i still maintain this was an issue of pick and choose for a boost by hapless border feds. If this man is here to truly live his life with remorse and with purpose, MAYBE he can have redemption here. But ALL illegal "immigrants" have broken law. (Try coming to mexico from central America nations, see how you are treated). But again, lets not confuse the immigrant status with the cause of his detention at border. And yes, he is an illegal. We need even handed enforcement. If you wish to be in U.S., then be ALL THE WAY IN. Swear allegiance but do NOT move in and start a special enclave of fellow country folk or ethnicity and carve out your own nation within a nation. Melting pot, or go elsewhere. Do not live under our protection while holding no allegiance and while holding contempt for the borders that protect you, borders you once violated, borders that are sadly for sale to some.