COST OF AMNESTY would cost more than illegal immigration is costing Americans now. Taxes is not the problem or solution to illegal immigration. If the 20 million were made legal and paid their share of taxes, it still would not balance out the benefit they use. They pay very little in taxes because they are low wage earners and have many dependents. So the reason Americans are against a path to citizenship has nothing to do with taxes they pay or do not pay. Think about it. A path to citizenship for 20 million will encourage more illegal immigration and a path for families left in Mexico. 20 million could easily explode to 40 million into our system. Our natural resources cannot take the massive explosion of populations that amnesty would bring. Education, medical and legal. Elderly family members who have never paid into the system that will receive SSI and full medicaid. Majority of Americans are against a path to citizenship or amnesty. Only enforcement by the E-Verify system and controlled immigration.