Paralegals specializing in individual cases, or family-based paralegals, 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 love to help others fight for their rights.”
Dayane da Silva
Growing up watching her Brazilian relatives deal with the challenges of the immigration system, Dayane decided early in life to use her skills to help people fighting for their rights. Dayane started as an intern at Hogan & Vandenberg and now works as a paralegal specializing in Deportation Defense and Naturalization cases. She plans to become an attorney.
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.
Layla is a paralegal responsible for managing individual immigration cases. She is a dedicated professional who works personally with clients to ensure those with a refugee status have the chance to succeed. Moreover, her experience as an immigrant gives her the tools to manage forms, procedures, and expectations with the same level of excellence. Layla has a bachelor’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, Arabic Literature and History, and speaks English and Arabic.
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.
I want to help make the complex immigration system as accessible and just as possible.”
Maddelyn Guerke is part of our team of paralegals working on family-based cases. With experience in criminal and immigration law, she worked in projects that assist inmates and dedicated her time to extensive research about the impact of migration to the U.S., especially from El Salvador and Honduras. Moreover, her experience abroad in several Spanish-speaking countries provided her with a rich perspective on what leads people to emigrate. She knows immigration goes beyond the policy; it is about people’s lives. Maddelyn has a major from St. Joseph’s University with a double major in International Relations and Spanish, and a minor in Latin American studies, being the recipient of several awards, including the International Relations Award, the St. Joseph University Student Senate Award, and the Maria del Carmen Faccini Award, among others. Maddelyn speaks English and Spanish.
I want to help people strive for a better life in America.”
Garry is one of the paralegals responsible for individual and family-based cases at Hogan & Vandenberg. With experience in a wide range of industries and a diverse set of skills, he is a reliable and competent professional to assist our clients whenever they need it. Son of immigrants, Garry understands what is at stake for our clients and how to keep you prepared for the immigration journey. Garry holds a bachelor’s in political science and is fluent in English and French.
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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.
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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