Laurene Powell Jobs Goes Public to Promote Dream Act

Laurene Powell Jobs has taken on a public role, backing one of the most contentious causes in the U.S. today: immigration reform. And she is doing it using some of the tactics that her late husband, Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, employed to great effect at the technology giant.

Ms. Powell Jobs has ramped up her years-long crusade for the Dream Act, which would give citizenship to young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally. She says she also wants Congress to pass “common-sense immigration reform” for the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants. She has commissioned polling, lobbied Congress, urged President Barack Obama to take action and funded a documentary about undocumented youth.

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