Frankly, this is not a new story. Economic studies arguing that immigration reform would benefit the economy have been done and cited by others, including me, before. This story from the Los Angeles Times today is welcome news nonetheless. To deny the truth regarding the positive impact of immigration on our country would be to deny the history of our country itself. The U.S. was built on and by immigrants. It is what sets us apart from the world. Granted, the US was blessed with enormous land and tremendous natural resources, however, none of that would translate to real dollars without people. And the "people" of the U.S. are, for the most part, and by a wide margin, immigrants.
Let's get this done.