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 developed as a ministry of Highrock North Shore and we seek to love our immigrant neighbors through the 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 Department of Justice to offer immigration legal services.

 

➤ location

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

☎ Contact

info@odisma.org
(978) 594 - 1095

 

 

Leadership

 
 
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Executive Director

Sage Shaw

Sage joined Open Door Immigration Services in November 2018 and oversees all programs for the organization.

Before coming to Open Door Immigration Services, Sage worked for the Massachusetts Health Connector, serving in both an operations and IT capacity.

Sage has received ILRC immigration law certification and is in the process of becoming accredited by the Department of Justice.

Activities & Affiliations

  • Immigration Advocates Network, Member

  • World Relief Technical Legal Assistance, Member

  • North Shore Latino Business Association

Education

B.S. Business Administration and Spanish University of Mary Washington
May, 2004

Executive MBA Universidad de Deusto
October, 2017

ILRC Basic Immigration Law
Certificate, 2018

 

 
 
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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.

Activities & Affiliations

  • Immigration Alliance, Member

  • World Relief Technical Legal Assistance, Member

  • Immigration Advocates Network , Member

 

Education

B.S.B. Finance
May, 2003

Masters of Divinity
May, 2008

ILRC Basic Immigration Law
Certificate, 2015

DOJ Accreditation
November, 2018