Rebecca Peters, Director, Legislative Affairs, Council for Global Immigration

​Area of Expertise: H-1B visas, immigration, immigration reform.

“Revisions of the H-1B program are long overdue. Demanding that the visas only go to the most skilled, highest paid foreigners, as Trump outlined, is an improvement over a lottery, but a skills gap exists in the jobs that involve science, technology, engineering and math…We want the White House and Congress to work together to find solutions.” – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Peters has worked with the Council of Global Immigration for about 10 years, helping to advance highly - skilled visa reforms with the U.S. Congress, the White House and federal agencies. She is a frequent speaker on issues of high skilled immigration reform and has been published in many trade journals. Prior to joining CFGI, she practiced immigration law at a Washington D.C.-based law firm. Peters received her juris doctorate and master’s degree in public administration from Syracuse University and her Bachelor of Arts in political science from Gonzaga University. 

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