Family Paralegals

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.

I am proud to be part of a team who shares my values and protects their client’s interests with precision and care”.

Rawan Ibrahim

Rawan is the senior 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.

Giving families the opportunity to be reunited makes everything worth it.”

Yazmin Martinez-Romero

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.

My work allows me to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those seeking to be with their loved ones in their new home.”

Beatriz Pascoal

Beatriz is the family paralegal at our Hogan & Vandenberg – Philadelphia office. Since her career in immigration law started, she has developed a broad spectrum of experience within this field. As a paralegal, she plays an important role, in supporting our attorneys by handling a wide range of tasks related to our field. She assists families in navigating the complexities of the immigration system, ensuring that the required documentation is in order, and helping to facilitate reunification or family stay in the country. Beatriz has a BA in Political Science and is fluent in English and Portuguese.

Immigration is a reqarding field and provides a great sense of purpose.”

Amanda Belai

Amanda is a double specialty paralegal at our Philadelphia office of Hogan & Vandenberg, working with both litigation and family departments. With vast experience working with immigrants in the medical field, that’s where she had the opportunity to see different backgrounds in immigrant communities and how fulfilling it is to work with these communities. With experience ranging from Asylum cases to family-based green cards, she is prepared to assist our clients with everything they need. Amanda has a BA in Communications and speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Working on my case made me interested in helping others with their immigration proceedings.”

Paola Camacho-Castillo

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.

Jennifer Lagunas-Gutierrez

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Talk to immigration lawyers who understand the legal needs of businesses and immigrants.

If you have questions about visas and U.S. immigration law, contact Hogan & Vandenberg, LLC. We accept credit cards and speak a variety of languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, and Bosnian/Serbo-Croatian.



1608 Walnut Street, Suite 1301
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 610-664-6271


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Wilmington, DE 19801

Phone: 302-225-2734


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