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IMPORTA's Accredited Representatives

Our Legal Team

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Charles Wheeler 

Lead Attorney,

CLINIC Legal Team

Our Backup: The CLINIC Legal Experts 

IMPORTA is a member of the CLINIC Legal Immigration Network, the largest such network in the  United states. CLINIC provides backing for all of its members through educational programs and through its staff of 15 experienced immigration attorneys under the direction of Charles Wheeler (left), a nationally recognized expert in immigration law. Caution is one of IMPORTA's fundamental principles, and many complicated cases are checked out with one of these attorneys before submission.

IMPORTA's Accredited Representatives 

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Marline Flores

Executive Director

Accredited Representative

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Russell Trenholme

Accredited Representative

Board Liaison

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Joana Barrera

Santa Maria Manager

Accredited Representative

IMPORTA's Staff in Santa Barbara 

Working under Executive Director Marline Flores, the Santa Barbara staff serves the South Coast immigrant community from the headquarter office at 129 East Carrillo Street in Santa Barbara. 

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Fabiola Ramos

Intake Coordinator

Lorena Garcia

Intake Coordinator

Maria Frias

Intake Coordinator

IMPORTA's Staff in Santa Maria

IMPORTA's North County staff engage in extensive outreach to the very large North County agricultural immigrant community. 

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Hilary Ochoa

Senior Paralegal

Accreditation Pending

     Leticia Santiago

    Community Liaison

Nancy Campos

Senior Paralegal

Accreditation Pending 

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Immigration Legal Work Authorized by the U.S. Department of Justice

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