ILLEGAL IMMIG. COST OUTWEIGHS CONTRIBUTIONS BY BILLIONS. The cost of processing temporary legalization and temporary work permits, running back ground checks far outweighs arrests and deportations and contributions by trillions. Yet we cannot find the money to arrest and deport. There is not reason for detaining someone who cannot prove their status in the country is legal. Deport them immediately and let them spend their time and money proving their immigration status . We "detain" Americans in prisons for decades while they prove their innocence. One recent man spent 30 year detained in prison until he proved his innocent. How much did detaining him for 30 years cost the tax payers? If we dont have money to arrest, detain and deport Illegal Aliens, its because we dont want to, but we can find the money to process legalization, run back ground checks, provide education, healthcare, welfare, provide costly tax credits, fight Latino gangs and crime and incarcerations, and putting up fences on the border and chasing them across the deserts. Something is serious wrong with this picture and it is spelled G-o-v-e-r-n-m-e-n-t.