The Center for American Progress is a progressive think tank. An article produced on 29 Sept. 2011 (http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/09/immigration_economy.html) highlighted 10 reasons why immigration reform is important to our nations fiscal health. Had we had comprehensive immigration reform two years ago, we would have had $1.5 trillion added to our gross domestic product and we would have seen a growth of 2.9% in our GDP. Take a look at the article. Immigration reform is not only the compassionate course of action, Americans can take but it is a wise investment in our nation's overall economic health.