Now we are clear-eyed about what our country is up against. But we are not afraid. We will rise to the challenge, just as we always have. We will not build a wall. Instead, we will build an economy where everyone who wants a good paying job can get one.NPR did a "factchecked" annotated version of the speech, but it never occurred to them to check whether illegals contributed to the economy.
And we'll build a path to citizenship for millions of [illegal]immigrants who are already contributing to our economy!
We will not ban a religion. We will work with all Americans and our allies to fight terrorism. There's a lot of work to do. Too many people haven't had a pay raise since the crash. ...
I believe that when we have millions of hardworking [illegal]immigrants contributing to our economy, it would be self-defeating and inhumane to kick them out. Comprehensive immigration reform will grow our economy and keep families together—and it's the right thing to do.
Transcript: Hillary Clinton's complete Democratic National Convention speech , LA Times, July 28, 2016
They don't—low income, unskilled illegals take more out of the economy in government spending, in the form of schools, medical care, and law enforcement, than they contribute in taxes. This will actually get worse if they're legal, because they'll be eligible for welfare.