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.

Appeals Court Blocks Town’s Immigration Law

Associated  Press   September 9, 2010 ALLENTOWN, Pa.—A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Hazleton, Pa., may not enforce its crackdown on illegal immigrants, dealing another blow to 4-year-old regulations that inspired similar measures around the country. Hazleton, a northeastern Pennsylvania city of more than 30,000, had sought to fine landlords who rent to illegal immigrants …

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U.S. Sees Heightened Threat in Mexico

September 10, 2010 By ADAM ENTOUS And NATHAN HODGE WASHINGTON—The Obama administration sees the drug-related violence sweeping Mexico as a growing threat to U.S. national security and has launched a broad review of steps the military and intelligence community could take to help combat what some U.S. officials describe as a narcoinsurgency.

Feds moving to dismiss some deportation cases

Feds moving to dismiss some deportation cases Critics assail the plan as a bid to create a kind of backdoor ‘amnesty’ By SUSAN CARROLL Copyright 2010, HOUSTON CHRONICLE Aug. 24, 2010, 9:00PM —————————————————————————————————————— Notes from Ruby: My friends and fellow immigration attorneys in Houston, Raed Gonzalez and John Nechman, are quoted in this article which …

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USCIS Implements H-1B and L-1 Fee Increase According to Public Law 111-230

  WASHINGTON—On Aug. 13, 2010, President Obama signed into law Public Law 111-230, which contains provisions to increase certain H-1B and L-1 petition fees. Effective immediately, Public Law 111-230 requires the submission of an additional fee of $2,000 for certain H-1B petitions and $2,250 for certain L-1A and L-1B petitions postmarked on or after Aug. …

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Arizona Judge Draws Line Between State and Federal Authority

American Immigration Council July 28, 2010 Washington, D.C. – Today, Phoenix district court judge Susan Bolton enjoined key provisions of Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070. The judge recognized that the federal government has primary authority over making and enforcing immigration law, and that while states have limited authority in this arena, they cannot interfere …

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