Some people refuse to mince words. They insist that individuals who enter the USA without the national government’s approval are criminals. Consider, however, that the U.S. government has no constitutional authority whatsoever over immigration, only over naturalization. So, the true criminals in this sorry situation are not Pedro and Maria, but the members of the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government (along with their agents), who have usurped power never delegated to them.
Here’s one appropriate response: impeach all of these presumptuous, outlaw government functionaries.