1. If your work permit expires on September 5 of this year through March 5 of next year, you may apply for renewal of your DACA and work permit:

    But the application must be received by the USCIS on or before October 5, 2017.

2. IMPORTA and Immigrant Hope are the only two local non-profits authorized to legally represent immigrants. Both organizations will be filing renewals for clients without charge. The two organizations are cooperating on DACA renewal workshops as well.

 You may also sign up for workshops-see IMPORTA's Facebook page for details. Donations and grants will pay the $495 government fee for all our low-income DACA clients.

3. All work permits remain valid through their expiration date. Unfortunately, if your work permit expired before September 5, 2017, you may not renew it. (We believe that you will be able to renew if it expires before your application is received but we are still checking this out.)

IMPORTA has received a large grant from the State of California to provide free immigration legal services for low income immigrants. 
The grant covers several areas, but during the duration of the grant IMPORTA is offering all its services without charge to low-income immigrants (including passport-style photos for applications and all costs of priority mailing). 
These services include naturalization, help for clients in deportation proceedings, adjustment of status and asylum applications, and basic services like address changes and green card renewals as well as almost every type of petition or application to the USCIS. 
As one of only two non-profit organizations in Santa Barbara County permitted to provide legal representation to immigrants, IMPORTA upholds the highest standards of professionalism without consideration to profit. 

To make an appointment, call (805) 604-5060 and leave a message.
You will receive a return call to schedule your appointment. 

129 East Carrillo Street (805) 604-5060
a BIA-recognized non-profit provider of        immigration legal  services