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Steve Jobs' Widow Pushes For The Dream Act

Laurene Powell Jobs advocates to allow undocumented students to remain in US.



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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 24: Warren Buffett?s secretary, Debbie Bosanek (L) and speaks to Founder and Chair of Emerson Collective Laurene Powell Jobs prior to the start of U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on January 24, 2012 in Washington, DC. Obama said the focal point his speech is the central mission of our country, and his central focus as president, including "rebuilding an economy where hard work pays off and responsibility is rewarded." (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, has built a bully pulpit.

    Powell Jobs and Davis Guggenheim, a filmmaker, will launch a Web site to promote passage of immigration reform bill "The Dream Act," according to the San Jose Mercury News.

    The Dream Act would give children of illegal immigrants who came to the US as minors permanent status, provided they graduated from high school and lived in the US for five years, the newspaper reported.

    The new Web site, called "The Dream Is Now", would allow some of the young undocumented American high school graduates opportunities to upload videos describing their experiences, according to the newspaper.

    Powell Jobs says her interest in the project was birthed when she worked with low-income children of immigrants in East Palo Alto.

    "They're our children's friends. They are people we know. This is a huge national problem that needs resolution," Powell Jobs said.