BRING THEM OUT OF THE SHADOWS? Pro-amnesty advocates favorite excuse for legalization is bring them out of the shadows so they can pay taxes and contribute to the economy. BBS. They are not in the shadows but every where I go they are there. They pay taxes but very little when they do because they are low wage earners. One of the requirement for immigration should be that they maintain healthcare, speak English and pay for their childrens education. In other words they should pay their way. No freebies at all. We dont need to import people that will drain the system but contribute to the system and pay their own way. If I immigrated to Mexico, I would have to pay for my childrens primary education and healthcare. ESL is costing us millions. We may be the greatest country in the world but we are also the dumbest.