What About the Children?

Recently in the news, there has been a flurry of outrage, indignation, and disgust regarding the separation of children from their parents who happen to have entered the US illegally under the existing law. Most of these are from Mexico. At present, there are approximately 2,000 children in shelters near the Mexican border while the parents are incarcerated in a separate place...Why would a family want to leave their country and do it in a manner that is fraught with danger along with possible criminal repercussions?