Rebekah Grafton

Rebekah Grafton

Former Trial Attorney for Dept of Homeland Security Now in Private Practice
  • Immigration Law
  • Massachusetts, North Carolina
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Summary

Rebekah Grafton is a former trial attorney for the Department of Homeland Security in their Immigration and Customs Enforcement Division. She is prepared to put years of experience litigating on behalf of the government to work for you. She is not only skilled in the complicated nuances of immigration law, but in her unique experience she has also become well-versed in the policies that guide the filing of applications. She has prepared and argued written motions and memoranda at both the Immigration Court level as well as at the Board of Immigration Appeals. Additionally, she has worked closely with USCIS on visa issues, including family based petitions, employment based petitions, juvenile petitions, and visa petitions for victims of crimes. In 2017, Rebekah was named a “Leader in the Law” by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly and chaired the Immigration Webinar Series for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.

She is licensed in Massachusetts and North Carolina.

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Immigration Consultations are $100 and must be paid in advance to secure a slot on Rebekah's calendar.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
North Carolina
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Fay & Grafton
- Current
Assistant Chief Counsel
United States Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement Division
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Associate
Sullivan & Worcester
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Education
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
J.D. (2008)
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Honors: Juris Doctor with Honors
Awards
Leaders in the Law
NC Lawyers Weekly
10 Best
American Institute of Legal Counsel
Professional Associations
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
- Current
Activities: Program Chair of Immigration Webinar Series (2017-2018)
North Carolina Bar Association
- Current
Federal Bar Association
Immigration Section Member
- Current
Speaking Engagements
I-9 Compliance and Audits
NC Restaurant & Lodging Association
Immigration Law for Criminal Lawyers
Wake County Association of Criminal Trial Lawyers
Refugee Crisis: Accessing Mental Health Information for Immigrants and Refugees, Collaboration of Care
Immigration Update 2017: What Attorneys Need to Know about President Trump's Executive Orders, Webinar
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
This 90-minute CLE will address the three Executive Orders relating to Immigration that have been signed by President Trump. The CLE will summarize the details of each of the three orders, including the order that contains the travel ban, the order that updates enforcement priorities for immigration, and the order that addresses concerns of security at the southern border. The CLE will focus on the impact the order relating to changing enforcement priorities may have on clients who are charged with criminal offenses, including discussion of potential increased use of 287(g) and the change back to Secured Communities. The CLE will conclude with practical tips for non-immigration practitioners who have non-citizen clients, including lawful permanent residents and steps that attorneys can take to help their non-citizen clients.
Be Effective: What Criminal Defense Attorneys Need to Know About Immigration, Immigration Webinar Series
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Criminal defense attorneys need to learn the key concepts of immigration law to understand how to effectively represent their non-U.S. citizen clients. This webinar will prepare defense attorneys to understand the differences in the criminal process for non-citizens and how to implement strategies to more effectively protect their clients' long-term interests. Topics covered will include navigating conditions of release, ICE holds, deferrals, convictions, dismissals, motions for appropriate relief, and expungements. As a live webinar, this educational offering will provide the most current information in a volatile legal landscape.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Fay & Grafton
Social Media
Contact & Map
Raleigh Office
2609 Atlantic Avenue
Suite 207
Raleigh, NC 27604
USA
Telephone: (919) 828-5570
Fax: (919) 828-5670
Asheville Office
1 North Pack Square
Suite 403
Asheville, NC 28801
USA
Telephone: (828) 412-4755