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.

More than 600 Scholars Plea for Immigration Reform

For Immediate Release More Than 600 Scholars Plea for Action on Immigration Nationwide Sign-On Letter Urges Reform May 1, 2013   Washington D.C. – Today, the American Immigration Council releases, It is Time for Congress to Take Action and Reform Our Nation’s Immigration Laws: A Plea from America’s Scholars, a sign-on letter joined by more …

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Milken conference panel: Immigration reform would boost economy

By Ricardo Lopez April 29, 2013, 5:50 p.m. Providing legal status to the country’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants would boost the U.S. economy and eradicate underground economies in cities such as Los Angeles, a panel of researchers, elected officials and a business tycoon said Monday. At the annual Milken Global Conference, immigration reform was …

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Mark Zuckerberg group launches TV blitz

By ALEXANDER BURNS 4/23/13 3:15 PM EDT POLITICO The Mark Zuckerberg-backed organization pressing for immigration reform will launch its first wave of television ads Tuesday, in a move aimed at shoring up support for a large-scale immigration deal on the right, strategists for the group told POLITICO. FWD.us, the organization formed to push Silicon Valley’s priorities …

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The Dream is Now’—Steve Jobs’ widow launches new Dream Act push

The Dream is Now’—Steve Jobs’ widow launches new Dream Act push By Beth Fouhy | The Lookout – Tue, Jan 22, 2013 Cendy (screengrab from www.thedreamisnow.org) The teenage girl peers into the camera, ready to divulge a secret. “All my siblings are documented except me,” says the girl, identified onscreen as Cendy. “I know I have a lot of potential …

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How the immigration deal got made

By: Manu Raju and Carrie Budoff Brown and Anna Palmer (POLITICO) April 17, 2013 05:03 AM EDT The meeting was supposed to be a half-hour update for immigration reform proponents — but they weren’t about to let the Democratic senators get off that easily.The advocates were furious that Democrats might cave to Republican demands to make …

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The Charismatic Leaders Behind Immigration Reform

The Charismatic Leaders Behind Immigration Reform Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Congress, National Legislation,President Obama, Reform by Amanda Peterson Beadle The tens of thousands of people who gathered Wednesday in front of the Capitol to rally for comprehensive immigration reform had two clear messages for Congress: reform must include a direct path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently …

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Why Are Some Still UnDACAmented?

Why Are Some Still UnDACAmented? Administration, Children, Deferred Action, Integration, Students,Undocumented Immigration by Patrick Taurel The latest USCIS DACA numbers from March show that the agency has received roughly 470,000 applications, which means that just under half of those estimated to be eligible have applied. While the success reflected by the 470,000 figure is not to be downplayed, the new numbers beg the question: …

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Immigration bill filed in Senate; opponents hope to use delays to kill it

By David Nakamura, A bipartisan group of lawmakers formally filed an 844-page immigration bill on the Senate floor early Wednesday, setting the stage for months of public debate over the proposal. Leading Capitol Hill opponents of the proposal to overhaul the nation’s immigration systemare coalescing around a strategy to kill the bill by delaying the legislative process as long …

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Details of sweeping Senate immigration plan revealed

By Kelly O’Donnell and Carrie Dann , NBC News Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:00 AM EDT NBCNews.com John Moore / Getty Images, file A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks into Mexico on the border near Sonoita, Arizona. A new proposal suggests allocating $3 billion for increased surveillance and manpower along the country’s southern border. After …

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