Paralegals specializing in family-based cases, focus their time and resources to assist our managing partners with a wide range of immigration cases requiring a multitude of forms and interactions. The paralegals speak various languages to attend to our diverse clientele and ensure our clients feel comfortable and confident in the process and the outcome. To learn more about our family-based and individual immigration services, please refer to our areas of practice.
Giving families the opportunity to be reunited makes everything worth it.”
As an immigrant child herself, Yazmin encountered all the obstacles facing someone starting a new life. Now, with years of experience as a paralegal, she brings her skills and understanding to her community, helping Dreamers get their documentation and working with Naturalization and other family-based cases. Yazmin considers her job to be a personal cause: helping the Latin American community overcome challenges on the path to citizenship.
I am passionate about changing a person’s life in a positive, drastic way, and mark a ‘before’ and ‘after’ in their lives”
Ligia is the family paralegal for the Philadelphia office of Hogan & Vandenberg. Ligia has been working with people from a very young age, working with her parents in their family business. From that point on, she invested in her career of helping clients. However, the turning point was when she and some relatives had the opportunity to straighten their immigration statuses. Seeing the commitment of the paralegal helping them made her realize she wanted to follow in her footsteps. Now she passes in her former paralegals’ footsteps, allowing her clients to go through this journey with ease and efficiency.
Working on my case made me interested in helping others with their immigration proceedings.”
A native of Venezuela, Paola started her career working as an English professor. When she moved to the United States, her personal experience in the immigration process sparked her interest in learning more about immigrants facing challenging circumstances. Her paralegal work focuses on asylum and family-based cases. Paola’s goal is to help clients feel safe in the knowledge that they have legal immigration status.
I am passionate about helping clients to navigate the complex immigration system to make them feel comfortable making decisions that will impact their lives.”
Maria Pinto Alvarez
Maria is a paralegal working for individual and family-based cases in our Wilmington office. With social work and customer service experience, she understands that our clients need answers that will help them to make educated decisions. As an immigrant, she knows that adequate counseling and accurate information are critical to success. Her goal is to assist clients and make them feel supported and safe to trust our firm. Maria has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and speaks English and Spanish.
David is a paralegal working on both family-based and corporate cases at Hogan & Vandenberg. With previous experience in the environmental field, he has decided to invest in a new career that fits his academic background and personal goals to see the positive results of working on an immigration case. He understands the difficulties imposed upon immigrants trying to get status in the U.S. and feels joy when he is able to help build a strong case for our clients. David has a B.A. in History and a Paralegal proficiency certificate.
I am proud to be part of a team who shares my values and protects their client’s interests with precision and care”.
Rawan is the family paralegal working for the Philadelphia office of Hogan & Vandenberg. During her academic career, she started to feel a need to help people in a more direct manner, which led her to specialize in the Arabic language and start an internship at Hogan & Vandenberg. During that time, she was able to not only gain knowledge of immigration law but also assist John with her own mother’s case. She knows the courage it takes to look for resources and is ready to assist our clients. Rawan has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a specialization in Arabic. She speaks English and Arabic.
“I love to help others fight for their rights.”
Dayane da Silva
Dayane decided early in life to use her skills to help people fighting for their rights. With Brazilian relatives, she sees the challenge of dealing with the immigration system since she was a child. Dayane started as an intern at Hogan & Vandenberg, and now she is working as a paralegal specializing in Deportation Defense and Naturalization cases. With more than a natural sensibility to deal with delicate cases, Dayane is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, and ability in service of making our clients more comfortable sharing their stories. Additionally, Dayane is in law school, preparing to evolve in her career working with immigration law.
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If you have questions about visas and U.S. immigration law, contact Hogan & Vandenberg, LLC. We accept credit cards, and we will credit our consultation fee back to you if you hire us within 30 days of the consultation.
We speak many languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, and Bosnian/Serbo-Croatian.
1608 Walnut Street, Suite 1301
Philadelphia, PA 19103
824 N. Market Street, Suite 412
Wilmington, DE 19801
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Hogan and Vanderberg is the best legal team. John is very knowledgeable and honest with his clients, and Lisa is very detailed and thorough. Trust me when I tell you it will be the best investment you ever make.”M. Dorbor
John is one of the most professional, hardworking, and honest lawyers I have ever dealt with. He works for the best interest of the client and is very knowledgeable on immigration law. I would definitely recommend.”S. Danish