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Laure ne Powell Jobs is speaking publicly for the first time since her husband Steve Jobs' death to advocate for immigration reform.

“I started getting more and more active around immigration reform because this was such a waste of lives, such a waste of potential, such a waste for our country not to have the human capital that we developed – geared towards improving our entire society,” said Powell Jobs in an exclusive interview with Rock Center Anchor Brian Williams airing Friday, April 12 at 10pm/9CDT on NBC.

While Powell Jobs is focused and committed to her goal of getting immigration legislation passed, the intensely private Powell Jobs also addressed her husband's legacy.

“His private legacy with me and the kids is that of husband and father, and we miss him every day,” said Powell Jobs of the late Apple co-founder.

Powell Jobs is leaving her own mark on the immigration debate. She and filmmaker Davis Guggenheim recently teamed up to promote immigration reform through the film "The Dream Is Now." They both appeared on Capitol Hill this week showcasing the film to members of Congress.

Click here to watch "The Dream Is Now" trailer.

“So my hope is that, when we tell this story, people see the human lives that are at stake,” said Guggenheim of the film that airs Sunday, April 14 on MSNBC. “It definitely has an opinion to it.”


Guggenheim, the documentarian behind “Waiting for Superman,” focuses his latest film on the fight over the DREAM Act. The DREAM Act (acronym for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) would provide high school graduates or students or those who have served in the military a pathway towards legal status.

The film focuses in part on Jose, a young boy who excelled in mathematics and dreamt of becoming a mechanical engineer. He got a full scholarship to Arizona State University and graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering – in a state that faced a shortage of engineers. Still, because Jose was undocumented, he wasn’t able to apply for the jobs his fellow students were eligible for. Today, he works construction with his father and brother.

“It’s honest work, but he wanted to do more,” filmmaker Guggenheim added. “When he was a kid and he pledged allegiance to the flag, and his teacher said, “You know Jose, if you work hard in this country, you can do anything.” He bought into that and he believed it, and then he got to a certain point and the rules changed.”

Jose isn’t alone in feeling hopeless when it comes to pursuing what he feels is his full potential. There are roughly 11 million immigrants that live in the United States without legal consent and without work documentation.

“We have educated individuals and individuals who want to further their education, passionately, deeply, right here in our country who we are not enabling,” Powell Jobs said.


Jose at a rally in Washington, D.C., for the passage of the DREAM Act.
Several thousand protesters, including Jose, also came to Washington this week demanding immigration reform. A bi-partisan push in both the House and the Senate to provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented men, women and children already in the US is underway.

President Obama signed a memo calling for “deferred action” or a temporary reprieve from deportation for undocumented immigrants who would’ve qualified for the Dream Act last June. Several versions of the bill have been introduced in both the Senate and in the House. One version failed in the Senate in 2007. Another version was passed on in the House in 2010. Some Senate Republicans argued that it would encourage more people to break the law and that securing the borders takes precedence.

Powell Jobs and Guggenheim are confident that most of the contentious issues have been resolved between both parties.

“I think there’s been a great realization over the last several years that, in fact we do not wish to punish the children because of any actions from their parents,” Powell Jobs said.

“One of my favorite quotes is a lawmaker said, “I do not support any immigration policy that would’ve kept my grandparents out of the country.” And I think that's a good rule. How about we agree upon what our common American values are, which is let’s make this a true land of opportunity. We’re also a land of rules and laws that should be enforced. Let's fix this problem, and then let's let people flourish,” Powell Jobs said.

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows about two-thirds of Americans support providing undocumented immigrants with a path to American citizenship.

Powell Jobs and Guggenheim hope reforms will happen in the not-so-distant future for Jose and the other young adults they profile in “The Dream is Now.”

“I think that, when you see a terrible waste of a life and something that can be resolved with political courage, and you have a chance to amplify the voices that are being heard, it's a group privilege to be able to do that,” Powell Jobs said.

Editor’s Note: Rock Center’s full report airs Friday, April 12 at 10pm/9CDT on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams.

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DREAM Act
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D REAM_Act

The DREAM Act (acronym for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) is an American legislative proposal first introduced in the Senate on August 1, 2001, S. 1291 by Dick Durbin and Orrin Hatch.[1]
This bill would provide conditional permanent residency to certain illegal aliens of good moral character who graduate from U.S. high schools, arrived in the United States as minors, and lived in the country continuously for at least five years prior to the bill's enactment. If they were to complete two years in the military or two years at a four-year institution of higher learning, they would obtain temporary residency for a six-year period. Within the six-year period, they may qualify for permanent residency if they have "acquired a degree from an institution of higher education in the United States or [have] completed at least 2 years, in good standing, in a program for a bachelor's degree or higher degree in the United States" or have "served in the armed services for at least 2 years and, if discharged, [have] received an honorable discharge".[2] Military enlistment contracts require an eight-year commitment, with active duty commitments typically between four and six years, but as low as two years.[3][4] However, the military does not allow illegal immigrants to enlist,[5][6] and those that have done so under a false identity, or used fraudulent documents.[7][8] "Any alien whose permanent resident status is terminated... shall return to the immigration status the alien had immediately prior to receiving conditional permanent resident status under this Act."[9] This bill would have included illegal aliens as old as 35 years of age. As of November 2012, 12 states have their own versions of the DREAM Act, which deal with tuition prices and financial aid for state universities. These states are Texas, California, Illinois, Utah, Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico, New York, Washington, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, and Maryland. The Maryland DREAM Act was approved by state-wide ballot, winning 59% of the vote on November 6, 2012.[10]
Supporters argue that the Act would not create an "amnesty program" and would produce a variety of social and economic benefits, while critics contend that it would reward illegal immigration and encourage further illegal immigration, inviting fraud and shielding gang members from deportation.

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i just wish this thread would die.

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Reply to: She is also from Portugal and not South America where most of the people Ultima...
I am 100% Irish I really don't judge a person by the color of their skin I look at what they stand for. As for most of my Irish friends and family they are more like me except I broke the blood line by marrying a ginny or guinea, dago, wop which is an Italian American the organ grinding with a little monkey garlic smelling crowd. My grandfathers would not of approved.

If you look into the history of the Irish coming here people would hire anyone except Irish. When I grew up most towns had sections the Irish in one part The ginny's had their part the same went with the Germans, and Pollocks. It's different now.

Racism is just not an Irish Italian thing ever watch tv and hear the term white privilege??? That would be racism so it goes all ways. Me calling Ultimate a ginny does not make me a racist the term for that would be bigot which is prejudices, and yuppers I'm not a big fan a ginny's, the friggen spaghetti eaters. By the way it tomato sauce not gravy. I do like carbonara......

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You sound like some damn global warming loon. Is the earths population adding to the carbon??? I think instead of focusing on taxing farmers for their cows farting maybe just maybe we should look at the ginny's. If it save just one child just one we need to ban ginny farts.

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Sounds like we have a little racist whiney irish boy ~ Lmao~

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Reply to: Ha ha ..yeah Diva..those Irish boys have an issue with us italian men ..their s...
Seems to me that this Irish person always nailed ginny women their smell reminded me of Pizza when they sweat. I like pizza so I married an Italian now she is Irish by injection. Tell your alter ego that we are the same race dumbass and to look up the meaning of racist.

Do you have a little pet monkey the runs around with a tin cup while you are organ grinding???

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Really Irish beat their women can you give me the stats on that. Ever here of the mafia they were just a bunch of nice Italian guy's that treated women kind and gentle. You really make yourself look foolish.

I don't hit or beat my wife I as well don't disrespect her. Maybe thats why we have been together for 31 years and counting.

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Grow up dope...

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All Good And Fine MotherFuckers But Tell That To Chris's Family........................ .............................. .....

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and the mofia - Italians- are kind church going people who wouldn't hurt anybody, right? Give me a break.

all groups have good and bad people. all beat their spouses, or don't . all drink and all don't. I think you are getting more retarded the more you post.

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