The meaning of words is important.What does the word “illegal” mean? My thesaurus offers: unlawful, dishonest, criminal. So if an immigrant is illegal, the state has an obligation to repatriate them, or to declare them refugees and process them in some other legal fashion. They cannot simply be dumped into already suffering communities.
Burning people to death, whatever their origin, is also illegal. And the state has an obligation to charge, prosecute and punish.
This government has some work to do.