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.

Immigration reform Fasters begin “National Days to Act, Fast and Pray”

By: Maria Camila Bernal After more than three weeks of fasting, immigration activists in Washington D.C. will be joined by many around the nation as they begin the “National Days to Act, Fast and Pray,” three days of no food in hopes that Congress brings an immigration reform bill to a vote. Three people, Eliseo Medina of Service Employees International …

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White House won’t rule out future executive action on immigration

By Justin Sink The White House on Tuesday would not categorically rule out future executive actions to address immigration, while continuing to maintain “there is not” anything the president could do in lieu of congressional action on comprehensive reform. “I don’t want to speculate about what sort of actions the president might or might not take,” …

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Judges Must Warn About Deportation, New York Appeals Court Rules

JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. New York judges must warn immigrant defendants that they face deportation if they plead guilty to a felony, the state’s highest court ruled on Tuesday. In a 5-to-2 decision, the Court of Appeals overturned its 1995 ruling that deportation is a “collateral consequence” of a guilty plea, and so judges need not …

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Six Republicans Ask for Immigration Views of DHS Nominee

Six Republicans want immigration views of DHS nominee Jeh Johnson By: Seung Min Kim November 18, 2013 05:50 PM EST Six key Senate Republicans are demanding more information about Department of Homeland Security nominee Jeh Johnson and his views on immigration, arguing that they need to know more before they confirm him. The letter from six Senate Judiciary …

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Immigrants Closely Tied to Military Get Reprieve

By: Julia Preston The Obama administration issued a new policy on Friday that will allow immigrants in the United States illegally who are close relatives of active military troops and veterans to stay and move toward becoming permanent residents. The long-awaited memorandum, coming after three years of deliberations by Department of Homeland Security officials, was an …

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John Boehner: House GOP Still Figuring Out ‘How We’re Going To Move Ahead’ On Immigration

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) insisted on Wednesday that even though House Republicans have moved slowly on immigration reform, they’re still planning to work on it — but not by combining their efforts with the already-passed Senate bill. “The idea that we’re going to take up a 1,300-page bill that no one had …

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Boehner Rules out Immigration Reform this Year

November 13th, 2013 01:40 PM ET 3 hours ago Washington (CNN) – If there were any doubts that comprehensive immigration reform efforts were dead on Capitol Hill this year, House Speaker John Boehner eliminated them on Wednesday. Boehner repeated his long standing opposition to the Senate-passed immigration bill and his pledge the House would never vote …

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New push for immigration reform will target 9 House Republicans

With a year to go until the midterm elections, immigration reform advocates hoping to jump-start debate on Capitol Hill are planning to target a handful of Republican lawmakers most likely to suffer political consequences next year if Congress fails to act on immigration reform. Rep. Joe Heck ( R-Nev.), left, speaks with a constituent during …

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