Our Mission...​
   IMPORTA is committed to the integration of Santa Barbara’s large immigrant population into the mainstream of our county's civic life.

IMPORTA believes that fluency in English and a path to citizenship are key elements in the successful integration of Santa Barbara County's immigrant population. 

To facilitate the integration process, IMPORTA...
 • Received authorization from the United States Department of Justice to practice immigration law and represent clients before the USCIS and other agencies of the Department of Homeland Security. 

• Has provided legal representation for thousands of local immigrants in obtaining citizenship, DACA (for undocumented immigrants brought here as children), and legal status through Adjustment of Status, waivers, and asylum applications. 

• Was the only organization in Santa Barbara County to receive a California state grant under the OneCalifornia program during 2016 and 2017. IMPORTA has just been awarded a OneCalifornia grant for 2018.

AdditionallyIMPORTA works with other non-profit 
organizations and government agencies to develop and support

• Recreational, educational, and vocational training programs for immigrant youth and 

• Projects and programs that build mutual trust and cultural understanding between Santa Barbara’s immigrant community and the established non-immigrant community.

 Links to Pages 
IMPORTA is authorized by the Justice Department to represent and provide legal counsel for low-income immigrants 

Naturalization for Green Card holders wishing to become citizens 
Consultations for those with immigration problems, including possible deportation
Adjustment of Status, Hardship Waivers, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U-visa, Asylum, and almost every other petition or applicaton to the USCIS. We also work with pro-bono attorneys on removal defense.
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Pledge a tax-exempt donation to further IMPORTA's work
129 East Carrillo Street
importasb@gmail.com (805) 604-5060
a Department of Justice recognized non-profit 
provider of immigration legal  services

Our Santa Barbara office, at 129 East Carrillo Street, is open 
Monday-Thursday, 3 pm until 7 pm, and by appointment 
on Friday and Saturday.
To make an appointment, leave a message on our voice mail number 
Para hacer una cita, deje un mensaje en nuestro correo de voz
(805) 604-5060
To make an appointment for service at our Lompoc office 
please call Lupe Perez at (805) 886-2199 ​
You may also contact us by sending an email to importasb@gmail.com