The government can’t afford to lose pay. Without the extra money, the government won’t be prepared for financial emergencies or fund crucial necessities. This includes schools, public roads, and some volunteer organizations. Not a lot of money goes into these organizations anyway. They need the extra funding.
The government also can’t afford to not keep up with number of people in the country. Visas and passports are forms of identification and verification. Losing track of hundreds of people would be an oversight on safety. Not all illegal immigrants are looking for a better life. Illegal immigration is a tool for drug smuggling.
Sanctuary cities need to rethink their idea of keeping illegal immigrants. If they want to keep illegal immigrants, then the immigrants should be pulling money out of the cities’ pockets. Sacrificing a whole country’s health and safety for the sake of a few is unwise. Sometimes, one needs to look out for the majority versus the minority.