The sad part is that it took 30 years to catch and deport. His children are citizens because he broke the law. This is chain migration. He has to go and I am glad the law is being enforced. Me being glad the law is enforced does not mean those who think like me on immigration don't have empathy for the family and thier circumstances. Just because we have empathy does not mean we circumvent the law to make us feel good. No different than removing a drug dealing father from his home and sending him to prison.