Open Door Immigration Services
OPENING THE DOOR FOR OUR NEWEST NEIGHBORS

About

Compassion. Experience. Diligence.

History

It is no secret that immigrants are often overlooked in our society. In part, this is due to a fragile or non-existent legal status, and in part because we (American citizens) often do not commit to getting to know those who are different from us.  It can feel like a daunting task. Yet as members of the Covenant Church who have our roots as an immigrant church, and as Christians, who follow Jesus who himself was “a stranger with no place to lay his head,” we believe we are called to welcome our immigrant neighbors and love them as we love ourselves.

Open Door Immigration Services has been developing as a ministry of Highrock North Shore that seeks to love our immigrant neighbors through provision of affordable legal services, which are not always readily or affordably available to those moving here from other parts of the world.

ODIS’ formation has ultimately come about through the juncture of community need, congregational passion, and church support. This intersection of knowledge, experience and heart is where ODIS was born.

With the support of World Relief, ODIS has become recognized and accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals to offer immigration legal services to those in the Salem area. It is a long and complicated process that would be overwhelming without the support of World Relief and the network of churches and denominations that it partners with. 

 

➤ location

57 Wharf St., Suite 3G
Salem, MA 01970

☎ Contact

info@odisma.org
(978) 219-2355

 

 
 

Staff

 
 
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board of immigration appeals partially-accredited representative

Rev. Aaron B. Engler

Prior to planting Highrock North Shore in 2012, Aaron served on staff at Highrock Arlington since 2007, where he served as the Pastor to Young Adults.

In addition to planting Highrock North Shore, Aaron helped launch Open Door Immigration Services in 2015, and serves as the Chairman of the Board. He has gone through extensive immigration law training and is a partially accredited representative with the Board of Immigration Appeals.

 

Education

B.S.B. Finance
May, 2003

Masters of Divinity
May, 2008

ILRC Basic Immigration Law
Certificate, 2015

BIA Accreditation
July, 2018

Activities & Affiliations

• Immigration Alliance, Member
• World Relief Technical Legal Assistance, Member
• Immigration Advocates Network , Member

Bar Admissions

 

 
 

 
 
 
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board of immigration appeals partially-accredited representative

Gail Johnson

Information coming soon!

 

Education


ILRC Basic Immigration Law
Certificate, 2017

BIA Accreditation
July, 2018

 

 

 
 

 
 
 
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Communications director

Julie Cooper

Information coming soon!

 

Education