You seem to be refusing to look at the other side of what illegals are doing in the country. All those interviewed for this story said they can only make rough estimates, since it's almost impossible to gather accurate data about illegal residents.
The illegals whose jobs are paid legally – at least fifty percent, by some estimates – end up paying social security and other payroll taxes without ever collecting benefits. Since illegal immigrants are believed to constitute up to 5 percent of the U.S. economy, their tax contributions will mean a revenue windfall for legal residents.
""Illegal immigrants are good for our economy," says IPC's Wendy Sefsaf. "They make our labor force and our economy bigger. Sure, you could kick them all out, but then you would have to shrink the economy."
Sefsaf also doesn't buy the traditional argument that illegal immigrants are stealing U.S. jobs: most legal residents work in middle-rung jobs and would not want to take low-paying jobs as fruit pickers or nannies.
After weighing the financial pros against the cons, she says the U.S. economy comes out slightly ahead due to the presence of illegal aliens."