Pro Bono Immigration Clinic at the Brazilian Women’s Group

May 15, 2024 – On May 15, attorneys Amanda LaRocca, and Antonio Massa with their paralegals, Adrieli Cooper and Melina Bressan,  were present at the Brazilian Women’s Group serving immigrant families with pro bono legal consultations.

Paralegal Camille Carvalho visits the Border

March 17-22 – Massa Viana Paralegal Camille Carvalho participated in an alternative Spring Break experience to the Mexico-United States border with nine fellow students and three professors. On this trip, hosted by Border Servant Corp, in Las Cruces, NM, paralegal Camille Carvalho and her group had the opportunity to serve a refugee camp, see the […]

Workshop to Ukrainians Nationals in the United States

March 4, 2024 – Massa Viana partnered with Jewish Family Services to once again provide a workshop to Ukrainians nationals and their families in the United States. In the workshop, held at the Goodnow Library Community Room, in Sudbury, MA, attorney Amanda LaRocca discussed re-parole of eligible immigrants on the U4U program, delved into Temporary […]

Workshop at PBC Place Church

antonio massa viana at ppc place church

  February 25, 2024 – In a recent workshop at PBC Place Church, Antonio Massa Viana shed light on the complexities and widespread misinformation about the EB4 Visa under the religious category. This session, aimed at pastors and community leaders within the Brazilian community, was a crucial step towards dispelling myths and setting the record […]

USCIS Fee Increase in April 2024: What You Need to Know


Preparing for Upcoming Changes in Immigration Application Costs The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is set to implement significant fee increases for various immigration applications starting April 1, 2024. This marks the first major adjustment in fees since 2016 and aims to address the agency’s operational and financial challenges as an annual shortfall due […]

U.S. Immigration Update: 18-Month Deferral for Palestinian Removal

On February 14, 2024, President Biden designated Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Palestinian nationals currently in the U.S. The designation is the result of months of work by a coalition civil and human rights organizations. The action will enable thousands of Palestinians to stay in the United States for the next 18 months without fear […]

Important Update: USCIS Increases Premium Processing Fees in 2024

Premium Processing Fees in 2024

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently announced a significant change that will impact many seeking expedited processing of their immigration applications. Effective February 26, 2024, USCIS is adjusting the filing fees for Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing, to align with inflation rates. This blog post will detail the changes and what […]