Immigration reform can power U.S. economy

Former Republican Representative (R-MI) Spence Abraham and Carlos Gutierrez combined in an editorial in recent Detroit Free Press.  They are calling for Comprehensive Immigration Reform for these reasons:
Immigration reform is a secret weapon that can help unleash the full power of the U.S. economy. 

Except that it’s not really much of a secret. Study after study has shown what revamping our outdated immigration system can do. The CATO Institute estimates that comprehensive immigration reform would increase U.S. gross domestic product by $1.5 trillion over 10 years. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office believes that it would trim the federal deficit by $135 billion over the same time period.

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