An employer hires an illegal immigrant with the intent to cut costs and increase profits. As a result of this action a percentage of the illegal immigrants pay leaves this country to go to the illegal immigrants country, and a percentage of that pay never enters the US tax system. As well as the implication that the physical presents of the illegal immigrant in this country places a drain on healthcare, infrastructure support, and other things that tax dollars fund . Does not that loss of income from our economy then ultimately effect that employer in a negative way? Does the employer still ultimately gain over the long term? Does this cause the economy to contract and the employer just keep paying the illegal immigrant less and less to compensate for the loss of revenue from their business? Instead, if the employer hires a legal employee, and all that employees pay remains in this country, would that not help support the economy? If the economy remains stable, would that not tend to improve the chances for long term survival of the employers business? I propose that illegal immigration provides employers with only a short term gain, and a long term net loss. The impetus for the employer to hire the illegal immigrant is the short term gain and a lack of ability to foresee the long term consequences. Competition between businesses is the primary causal effect that initiates the hiring of illegal immigrants. For once one employer effectually cuts the cost of service/product because of the hiring of illegal immigrants, the other businesses must follow suit in order to compete. I also submit that the protection of the economy from unfair competition was one of the primary intentions for the creation of immigration law in the first place.