Rebecca Peters

Director of Government Affairs
Council for Global Immigration
Ms. Peters has worked with the Council for Global Immigration in the Washington DC metro-area for close to ten years, helping to advance highly skilled visa reforms with the U.S. Congress, the White House and the federal agencies. She has served on the Executive Committee of the Compete America coalition, a leading advocate for reforming U.S. immigration policy for highly educated professionals and guarding against unreasonable enforcement mechanisms to critical visa programs. She also serves on other coalitions and working groups to advance immigration system efficiencies across borders and to ensure critical changes to employer immigration compliance are reasonable and well-balanced. She is a frequent speaker on issues of high skilled immigration reform and has been published in many trade journals. She is viewed as an immigration policy expert both inside and outside the beltway. Prior to joining the Council, Ms. Peters practiced immigration law at a Washington D.C.-based law firm and also served as an attorney in an honors program at the U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, where she worked for Headquarters Policy and Counsel offices. She also spent time representing the government in immigration court proceedings. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Gonzaga University and a J.D. and M.P.A. from Syracuse University's College of Law and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.