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

The Staff at IMPORTA's Santa Barbara Office Most cases are investigated and prepared for submission at our central office at 129 East Carrillo Street in Santa Barbara. 

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Hilary Ochoa

Intake Paralegal

Yazmin Dominguez

Intake Paralegal

Jocelyn Ruano

Intake Coordinator

IMPORTA's Staff in Santa Maria

IMPORTA's North County staff engage in extensive outreach and are responsible for case intakes. Accredited Representatives regularly visit North County locations to conduct training and supervise intake appointments.

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Joana Barrera

Santa Maria Manager

Senior Paralegal

Application for Accreditation Pending

Regina Salazar Ibarra

Intake Coordinator

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     Leticia Santiago

    Community Liaison

Nancy Campos