Ruby Powers

The child of a Mexican immigrant, Powers gravitated toward an international life by later marrying a Turkish immigrant. Having lived and studied in Belgium, Mexico, Turkey, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates, Powers speaks Spanish, French, and a hint of Turkish. With a passion for service and justice coupled with cultural understanding and an interest for immigrants, Powers dedicates her law practice to immigration law.

How Immigrant Entrepreneurs Fare in the New Immigration Bill

How Immigrant Entrepreneurs Fare in the New Immigration Bill Business, Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Congress, Employment,Entrepreneurship, National Legislation by Paul McDaniel With the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote last week to pass S.744 on to the Senate floor, a new proposal for spurring immigrant entrepreneurship and innovation will be before Congress. Title IV, Subtitle H of the bill creates the INVEST visa (Investing in New Venture, …

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Will Immigration Reform Correct the Immigration System’s Gender Bias?

Will Immigration Reform Correct the Immigration System’s Gender Bias? Children, Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Family, National Legislation by Guillermo Cantor Within the current immigration system, many women confront systematic barriers when trying to gain legal status. This is one of the main conclusions drawn from a study conducted by social scientists Cecilia Menjivar and Olivia Salcido. Based on a 10-year-long research project …

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Anti-immigrant advocates have it wrong on the labor market

Anti-immigrant advocates have it wrong on the labor market By Jennifer Rubin, Published: May 30, 2013 at 11:00 amE-mail the writer Next to Ronald Reagan there is no greater icon in the pantheon of modern conservatives than Milton Friedman. His name has been taken in vain in the immigration reform debate, so Stephen Moore sets …

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NEWS RELEASE: ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE SHUTS DOWN FRAUDULENT “NOTARIOS” AND UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRATION CONSULTANTS IN SOUTH TEXAS

NEWS RELEASE: ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE SHUTS DOWN FRAUDULENT “NOTARIOS” AND UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRATION CONSULTANTS IN SOUTH TEXAS Posted on May 31, 2013 For the original OAG press release, with links to court documents in the cases mentioned below, please visit: https://www.oag.state.tx.us/oagNews/release.php?id=4413 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2013 www.texasattorneygeneral.gov CONTACT Press Office at (512) 463-2050 Attorney General’s …

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What Would the Proposed Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 Mean for Business-Related Immigration?

What Would the Proposed Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 Mean for Business-Related Immigration? By stacey On May 20, 2013 · Add Comment inShare 26 The Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 sets the framework for Congress to address many immigration issues that have been suspended in …

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House Immigration Group Resolves Dispute

ERICA WERNER MAY 23, 2013, 4:44 PM 720  WASHINGTON (AP) — House members writing a bipartisan immigration bill said Thursday they had patched over a dispute that threatened their efforts, even as they and the rest of Congress prepared to return home for a weeklong recess where many could confront voters’ questions on the issue. The eight …

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Houston Attorneys Speak Out On Immigration Reform

THELAW.TV Houston Houston Attorneys Speak Out On Immigration Reform Friday, May 24, 2013 By THELAW.TV Immigration reform has dominated the political landscape in Washington for much of the year. There’s widespread agreement that the immigration system needs a comprehensive overhaul. Yet, there’s little agreement on what the change should look like. Democrats want a path …

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Experts from Left and Right Agree on Economic Power of Immigration Reform

In recent years, study after study has demonstrated a simple yet economically powerful truth about broad-based immigration reform: workers with legal status earn more than workers who are unauthorized—and these extra earnings generate more tax revenue, as well as more consumer spending, which creates more jobs. As a new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) points out, …

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First Hurdle Cleared in Immigration, but Bigger Ones Remain

By Fawn Johnson Updated: May 21, 2013 | 8:50 p.m. May 21, 2013 | 8:00 p.m. An American flag, about 150 years old, is flown during an immigration-reform rally at the Capitol last month. (AP Photo) The first step in passing major immigration legislation went pretty smoothly, all things considered. The Senate Judiciary Committee late Tuesday approved …

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