Yesterday, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs confirmed that President Obama is likely to address immigration reform—an issue President Obama promised to tackle within his first term—in the State of the Union Address today:

“Well, I think one of the things the President will — has talked about and one of the things you’ll hear him mention tomorrow and in the coming days, similar to what I’ve said on cap and trade, and that is that if — we’ve started a process on this and if Congress can put together the way forward, a coalition to get the way forward, then it’s something we’ll work through.”

While the President’s top priorities continue to be jobs, the economy and health care, it is equally important for the President to renew his commitment to comprehensive immigration reform—reform that, if passed, would benefit our ailing economy through job creation, wage increases and increased tax contributions.