Hence the challenge of restructuring a body of law as lengthy and complex as the U.S. tax code. As the debate about comprehensive immigration reform continues and the body politic considers what should be in and what should be out, we should be careful to preserve those existing programs and policies that actually add value.
The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program is one.
Michael J. Petrucelli is the founder and executive chairman of Clearpath, an online immigration startup. He was acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services after previously serving as the agency’s deputy director for two years. Prior to USCIS, Petrucelli was senior vice president for operations and chief of staff of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.