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.

Obama and Rubio Immigration Plans: What’s the Difference?

By TED HESSON (@tedhesson) Article Jan. 14, 2013 Broad outlines describing how immigration reform could look in 2013 emerged this weekend. Officials from the White House spoke to The New York Times about possible tenets of reform while Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) elaborated on his vision in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. What’s …

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Six Things You Need to Know about Stateside Processing of I-601A Waivers

Author: Laura Lichter on 01/04/2013   Starting March 4, 2013, certain relatives of American citizens who are in the country illegally and need a waiver of unlawful presence before being eligible for a green card can get a decision on their casebefore leaving the United States. For those who can take advantage of the new rule, this means …

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TOP 12 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PROVISIONAL WAIVER RULE – I-601A WAIVER

By Ruby L. Powers – Provisional Waiver Attorney – January 4, 2013 Final rule published January 3, 2013 and USCIS will start accepting I-601A waiver (provisional waivers) on March 4, 2013 Only applies if the applicant’s qualifying relative is a US citizen spouse or parent. Only applied if the applicant’s ground of inadmissibility will be …

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Immigration Law: Provisional Waiver Rule Effective March 4, 2013

The Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver has officially been approved and we expect it to be in motion no later than March 4, 2013. The public comment period on the regulation ended on June 1, 2012 and the final rule was published in the Federal Register on January 3, 2013. The Provisional Waiver Rule was announced by the …

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Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver announcement – January 3, 2013

After a year of waiting all of 2012, we have it folks! The provisional unlawful presence waiver is being published today, January 3, 2013 and will become effective on March 4, 2013 (60 days later). For more info Secretary Napolitano Announces Final Rule to Support Family Unity During Waiver Process Release Date: January 2, 2013 …

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Immigration Reform – This time, it’s different An election drubbing changes minds

November 24, 2012 Economist Article here WHEN Congress last wrestled with immigration reform, in 2007, John Boehner, then the leader of the Republican minority in the House of Representatives, denounced the bill under consideration as “a piece of shit”. George W. Bush, the president of the day, supported it, but many Republicans opposed it, mainly …

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McCain, Hatch, Rubio offer optimism on immigration on return for lame duck

By Cameron Joseph – 11/13/12 08:25 PM ET Entire Article Three key Senate Republican players on immigration returned to a lame-duck session of Congress on Tuesday offering optimism that a deal on immigration could be made next year. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he believes it’s “very likely” the Senate will come up with a …

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Sean Hannity, John Boehner say GOP should tackle immigration reform

By Liz Goodwin, Yahoo! News | The Ticket – 3 hrs ago Entire Article Well, that was fast. Just two days after President Barack Obama sailed to re-election over Mitt Romney, boosted by more than 70 percent of the Latino vote, some Republicans are striking a new tone on illegal immigration. Conservative Fox News and radio host Sean Hannity said …

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Immigration reformers see Obama win, Hispanic turnout as ‘game-changer’

By Mike Lillis – 11/07/12 05:04 PM ET   Entire Article An outpouring of support from Hispanic voters helped to usher President Obama to a resounding reelection win Tuesday, and immigration reformers say those dynamics have set the stage for a bipartisan reform deal next year. Conservatives in Congress have successfully killed efforts to pass immigration reforms …

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Obama Promises Immigration Reform if Re-Elected, According to Iowa Paper

October 24, 2012 Washington –  In an interview with the Des Moines Register, U.S. President Barack Obama said that if he wins the election in two weeks it will largely be thanks to his strong lead among Latino voters. Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2012/10/24/obama-promises-immigration-reform-if-re-elected-according-to-iowa-paper/#ixzz2AK5xFMID

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