Rebecca Hufstader joined NSC in September 2016 as an Independence Foundation Fellow. Through her fellowship project, she represented people from the Philadelphia area who were affected by immigration detention in both immigration court and the federal courts. Since September 2018, Rebecca splits her time between the Defender Association of Philadelphia, where she is the Immigration Specialist, and NSC, where she is a staff attorney. At NSC, she represents clients in a range of immigration matters with a focus on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions and deportation defense.
Rebecca graduated from New York University Law School in 2015, where she participated in the Immigrant Rights Clinic for two years and had the opportunity to co-argue a seminal immigration case, Lora v. Shanahan, before the Second Circuit. Rebecca also interned at NSC during her second summer of law school. Prior to returning to NSC, Rebecca clerked for the Honorable Berle Schiller on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.