Best estimates so far is that when all is said and done, this "pain in the butt" legislation will recover 1/10th of 1% of our yearly unpaid tax bill. Of course, you wouldn't know that from all this talk of rich people hiding mountains of wealth in offshore bank accounts. If the Dems wanted to recover tax revenue, they'd be cracking down on middle and upper-middle class citizens stateside.
But again, this is all about votes, not money.
Why not just violate immigration laws and live as an illegal alien? It works for 12 million or so poor people? I'm sure it will work fine for the rich. Afterall our nation has shown immigration laws don't matter, rules don't matter, we just give amnesty to them!
"What difference" "does it make?"