How can I feel bad for people who knowingly break the law? Everyone thinks that since they were able to not get caught for 7 years that they should be able to stay?
I feel bad for the children since they were not in a position to do the right thing and return home when there visitor's visa expired. The children should be angry at their parents. They removed them from the society they knew in Portugal and brought them hear on vacation only to stay and commit an illegal act. Of course they became accoustomed to life here, and now they have to go home, somthing they should have done 6 years and 9 months ago.
How can we call these people honest and decent people when they blatantly broke our immigration laws. They are criminals. You don't have to kill someone, steal or assault to be considered a criminal.
Why bother having an immigration system at all if you think these people should stay. Sure they were nice and good people, but what if they hadn't been. What if they blew up the TTC? Then people would be up in arms asking how they slipped through the cracks and why didn't the government send them back sooner and so on.... The law is the law. You break it, you pay.