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IMPORTA Centro de Inmigración

  • Location:
    129 E Carrillo St
    Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone:
    (805) 604-5060
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Mail/Letter, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:
    Yes

IMPORTA serves Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties from offices in the cities of Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Lompoc. IMPORTA is a non-profit recognized by the Department of Justice, with accredited representatives who can represent clients in their petitions and applications to the USCIS. IMPORTA does not charge for its legal immigration services.

Counties served: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura
Detention Facilities Served: Adelanto Detention Center (CA)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews)
Other areas of legal assistance: Public Benefits
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Most services are covered by a OneCalifornia grant. At this time, all immigration legal services are provided without charge.

Volunteering

Volunteer Coordinator
Russell Trenholme
(805) 720-7525
Other Information IMPORTA welcomes volunteers from all areas of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties and from southern San Luis Obispo County.