Illegals are Enemies to Legal Immigrants Again, Machelon, it costs $12 Billion per year (NET) to California taxpayers to have them pick those strawberries. So, Machelon, what if I don't want to shut my mouth? What if I want to keep on bring up the harms and damages the illegals are causing this country and rest of the LEGAL immigrant community? What then? If one pays me $10 a month to stay with me but costs me $100 to house him, I guess according to your definition, he would be a "contributor" to my household, eh? Illegals ARE the reason why there are so much anti-immigrant sentiment out there. For an American who never had to deal with immigration issues, who has lost his job in this bad economy, I can't fault him for holding anti-immigrant sentiment. Illegals should be the enemies of ALL immigrants who are waiting in-line and doing things the right, long and the "stupid" way! They have bastardized the term "IMMIGRANT". There should be more outcries from the legal immigrant communities condemning their behaviors, but instead, we get rotten apples like Machelon supporting this law-breaking behavior, twisting a legal issue into a moral issue. In this economy, when Americans and LEGAL immigrants are losing their jobs left and right and are willing to work jobs at half of their previous pays, there are no more excuses from criminal-lovers like Machelon to say illegals are doing jobs "good ole cowboys" won't do. What if I were to tell you that I know such a cowboy who is waiting tables to feed his family? And what if I were to tell you that cowboy is my brother-in-law? Will you shut YOUR trap then, Machelon?