It's unclear why they chose to stay.Unclear? It's painfully obvious why they chose to stay - the opportunities for their family were far superior to those they faced in their home country.
But, that's not good enough. They had no RIGHT to stay. They deliberately broke the law. That fact that the law is laxly enforced isn't an excuse, but it does explain why their crime didn't surface until their son tried to enroll in college.
The ICE spokesman was correct
It's unfortunate that the parents place their children in these situations by breaking the law, but they did break the law.Kids, learn your American law. No matter how badly you feel about a situation, you have to realize that RIGHTS are for the citizens. Not the interlopers.