Misdemeanor or not, they're still breaking the law. The problem is people of questionable fame and influence i.e. Arrellano and others like him, minimizing the crime, justifying that they come here for a better life. This only serves to encourage other illegals (from any country) to do the same because "Mr. Arrellano says it's only a misdemeanor." Really? It's called aiding and abetting. How many more doors would be opened to them if they would just do it the right way and stay within the law and not live in the shadows, encouraging their children to do the same? And speaking of their children, they learned well. They don't want to apply for citizenship, rather folllowing in their parents footsteps expecting tax payers to pay for their education via the "dream act." At age 7, psychology books say we know the difference between right and wrong, so they aleady know they're illegal. Why at 18 don't they start the process of becoming legal? Probably because it's easier living in the shadows and on the chi-chi of the gov. just like their partents. If people of questionable fame, would encourage illegals to start the citizenship process, to come out of the shadows, that's when the immigration problem will begin to change.