April 12, 2013

(Bloomberg) — Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, urged U.S. lawmakers to pass the Dream Act, an immigration reform bill that cleared the House and died in the Senate in 2010.

Jobs, in what NBC said is her first televised interview since her husband’s death in 2011, said failing to provide a path to legal status for younger undocumented immigrants in the U.S. is a waste of “human capital.”

“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 we developed geared towards improving our entire society,” she said in an interview on NBC’s “Rock Center” to be broadcast today. “We need all of these brains.”

A bipartisan group of senators is putting the finishing touches on legislation to legalize 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. and revamp immigration laws. They have set a self-imposed deadline to unveil the bill by the end of the week.

President Barack Obama initiated a deferred deportation program last year that would allow children of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. before age 16 to remain in the country if they have no criminal record and meet other standards.

There’s growing support in Silicon Valley for changes to U.S. immigration policy. This month, Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg announced the creation of an advocacy group called to lobby for a revamp of immigration policies. is backed by technology entrepreneurs and investors, including John Doerr at venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and LinkedIn Corp. Chairman Reid Hoffman, according to the group’s site.

The Dream Act passed the House when it was controlled by Democrats.

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  • noz
    13 April 2013 at 7:03 am - Reply

    this widow of steve jobs is spitting total ignorance of what dream act is all about. she is shamefully clueless, coming from a world of the plenty of milk and honey, exposing her stupidity, speaking on a very far, far lefty NBC without educating herself, do her homework to find out the government under obama is too broke, nada dinero with growing outstanding 17 trillion debt, paying billions a day in interest alone without affecting the negative on the principal debt amount. the exhausted income taxpayers are too sick to their stomach to be paying another welfare program with a name the dream act. so she wants to support the illegal aliens education to learn high tech?, then she should offer, lay out her billions to educate her flock of illegal aliens, not at the expense of the diminished american workforce, as it is now under obama are already overtaxed to support the american lazies, who have decided the career of a lifetime as suckers, takers of freebies are more prosperous and comfortable, free of work stress. obama and the lefty democrats are supporters of the dream act, another extortion schemes to expands the political base of the lefty, liberal democratic party to stay in power by buying votes. people should look at DETROIT, a city in ruin, the natives of detroit have put the democratic leaderships for over 50 years, so the people left behind, who cannot afford to leave detroit are living their lives surrounded by high crimes, many subjected to violence without jobs, since many people who can afford have left detroit can only blame themselves for voting corrupted, lefty, liberal democrats. these corrupted lefty, liberal democrats who destroyed DETROIT did not even affect the rest of the democrats in federal like obama and states level, the reverse effect is too scary. i tell you, if it were republicans destroying a city like detroit, the republican party would have been history. yet these idiot democrats do not want to admit to their dirty tricks, instead blamed them to the auto industries unable to compete in the world market, a vey shallow, stupid excuse. the truth is the overboard union destroyed the auto industries in detroit. so why then these democrat leaders did not bring in other type of businesses to detroit, because democrats are anti business, taxing businesses to the max, have no clue like this widow of steve jobs with her foolish, bullcrap talks. this is an effort by the democrats to save their faces. people are too smart, just looking on other states, other cities, and other towns with republican leaderships have revived their economic status by diversifying businesses, put people with healthy minds and bodies to work for self sufficiency, instead of public charge.

  • rick
    14 April 2013 at 1:04 am - Reply

    Same as “MEXIFORNIA” it’s broke. Many crimes committed by mexicans, robberies, driveby shooting committed by mexican gangsters,mexican mafia, largest illegal alliens, you name it.

  • noz
    14 April 2013 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    BTW, this facebook cofounder zuckerberg, who owes the IRS millions in back taxes, attempting to ignore to pay back the IRS failed, contributed millions to obama’s reelection campaign is also an embarrassment with his supports of the dream act. zuckerberg’s billions together with the billions of the widow of steve jobs should be more than enough, only if these two idiots will compromise to voluntarily spend their billions to educate their horde of illegal aliens, aka the dream act. these two billionaire morons crusade to far, far lefty progressive lawmaker politicians to pass the dream act are nauseating to over taxed workers. zuckerberg and the widow of steve jobs need to shut up in advocating to obama’s administration illegally spending income tax monies to educate illegal aliens, instead why not educate the natural born americans/legal residents, how about that?, all of you STUPID, lefty rich suckers of tax monies of hard working workers ought to stop your foolishness, wake up, from being sent to the cleaners, before its too late, why not concentrate on financially helping those million americans/legal residents who cannot afford college education. doesn’t that make sense?

    one of zuckerberg’s facebook cofounder denounced his american citizenship, ran away to a foreign country with his billions to avoid obama’s wrath of stealing his hard earned billions through heavy taxations for redistributions to obama’s welfare programs, one of them will be the dream act. his escape was a very smart move, but a lost of job creator in the private sector. this is the trend, the rich or 1% together with their businesses have escaped, are planning to escape the good old USA move to business tax friendly foreign nations. this is partly why jobs are hard to find in america, and these illegal aliens fighting reform to legal status simply shows, how crazy these lefty, liberal, progressive lawmaker politicians are, have they thought where the heck will these illegal aliens, once legal find jobs?, while right now, the over 90 million and growing american workforce are out of work, currently are public charge. the answer is too obvious, these illegal aliens with ambitions to be legal will join the obama welfare programs, just like the unemployed, many are too hopeless, have given up looking for work, full of doubts will ever find jobs are stuck for too long as public charge. there are too many college graduates this year, past yearS are out of work, have moved back to their former rooms of their parent’s home, where they grew up. it is quite mind boggling, this lefty progressive political talk of giving legal residents to the so called alien professionals for advancement in global market competitions, be it in science, technology, etc., so why is it, there are too many out of work college graduate americans/legal residents looking for work, can’t find jobs for years since obama took office. zuckerberg and the widow of steve jobs are both too dopey, full of hot air as an accomplish of illegal aliens dictate of the dream act. why don’t these two ignoramus billionaire start hiring these american educated college degree holder americans/legal residents. if they start hiring these out of work college graduates, then i stand corrected, give praise, where praises are due and deserving. the same way for obama, if he can turn the economy around, but all his policies are unchanged proven to be a failure then, so how can it be not a failure this time, when all what obama wants are more borrowing and more spending and more taxing. well, the pro obama people with their votes got and will get what they asked for, therefore people must blame only themselves, like a self inflicted wounds with their degraded livelihood, living from dwindling pay check to pay check aka the dying of the american dreams, needing defibrillator before its too late.

  • av
    17 April 2013 at 11:33 am - Reply

    @rick – rodney nabuhay ka?