Utilitarian cost-benefit analyses bend and stretch ethics until they obscure the values of our community, elide our relationships with each other, and dissolve the social bonds on which concepts of state and governance are built.
Yes, you are responsible for fiscal stability. And you also must set an ethical, honorable dignified example that reflects the deeply held social values of we who have elected you ...honesty, caring, family, service, fairness, ...
Because this is not really about illegality and crime and lack of documents. It is about equity and goodness and doing what in all our hearts we know is right.
I resist fiscal threats used to bully obedience.