I want to say up front I am not a cruel and heartless person. I don't want to see the US government railroad a mentally retarded individual.
With that said, why can't their own country's government to pay for a lawyer to represent them? Why can't they access their consular system?
It is not about representation. If it were, the groups pushing this scheme could just as easily harass the Mexican Embassy to help the individuals. This is about nothing less than chipping away at the immigration laws.
The left has learned well from it's work on gay rights, abortion, and environment fights. They are patient. A harmless law here, and harmless law there. Attach heartstrings to the laws so that people that are opposed are portrayed as soulless monsters.
Talk about women who have been raped, are victims of incest, or have their lives endangered by giving birth. Eventually we have more than a million babies killed a year when abortion becomes birth control.
Teach kids that polar bears are dying because their parents drive an SUV. Get them to recycle, who thinks polluting is a good idea? Next thing you know, we have job killing legislation to stop the mythical global warming.
Still a work in progress, gun control. They have spent years passing "harmless" laws to regulate guns, all in the name of protecting us. They are taking their time to work on getting our guns away from us.
I leave you with the words of one of the activists in this case.
"They may be actually able to stay here, and I think any society is judged by how they treat those who are without ability to help themselves,"
Michael Steinberg, Attorney for one of the plaintiffs.