What is the value of what an illegal alien has stolen by entering and remaining in the United states illegally? $100, $1,000, $10,000, $50,000, $100,000, more? If a person robs a bank of $50,000 and gives the money to his child five or ten years later is this acceptable as a violation of law for which the bank robber is given amnesty? Suppose the bank robber commits no other crime, works hard, pays his taxes, cares for his family. Is this basis for allowing the bank robber to get away with the crime of bank robbery? Can his child keep the stolen money? Violation of immigration law should be taken as seriously as robbing a bank. I was a Special Agent in New York City and retired as an Officer-in-Charge with the USINS, Dept. of Justice.