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Thursday, April 11, 2013, 03:52 pm PT (06:52 pm ET)

Steve Jobs' widow to promote immigration reform in rare interview with NBC's Rock Center

The late Steve Jobs' widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, will speak out on behalf of young undocumented immigrants during in an interview with Rock Center's Brian Williams.

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Laurene Powell Jobs at the 2012 State of the Union address.


The NBC show will be the first major outlet Powell Jobs has spoken to since the passing of her husband, Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, reports Cult of Mac.

NBC posted a clip from the upcoming Rock Center segment (video follows):
“So 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.

And so we need all of these brains. We need all that energy. And indeed, there are estimates that integrating dreamers into our economy will give a boost of over $300 billion. So it’s an expansive act. There’s not zero sum here.”

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While the Rock Center interview may be the first primetime appearance for Powell Jobs, she has been an active advocate for some time. In January, she was featured in Yahoo's news blog The Lookout when her website dedicated to promoting "Dream Act" immigration reform went live.

Powell Jobs has been highly active in furthering her philanthropy causes, including a and was invited to attend the 2012 State of the Union Address as a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama.

The full Powell Jobs interview will air on Friday night.