Hence, the penalties that are SUPPOSED to make committing the crime unappealing.
This whole discussion is about ignoring the penalties prescribed by law, and removing their deterring effects. Not only that, but REWARDING those that have ignored the laws (and broken other laws in the process) with permanent residency at the least, and most likely, citizenship.
I say we all just go out and start robbing banks tomorrow. If enough of us do it, then they will make that legal too.