Before becoming an attorney, John Medeiros served as the firm’s Practice Group Administrator since our formation in 1996. After working for 25 years in the field of immigration law, John received his J.D. from Hamline University School of Law in 2014 and is licensed in Minnesota. John helps oversee the work of the case managers in the preparation of documents for submission to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of Labor, and helps to review and interpret applicable immigration-related laws and regulations. John sets up systems within the firm to ensure work is done consistently and in the most cost-efficient manner possible for clients; he also organizes legal education seminars for corporate clients annually. John has particular expertise with J-1 waiver applications, nonimmigrant visa petitions (H, L, O, TN, E, B-1), Labor Certification Applications (including PERM applications), immigrant visa petitions, and Adjustment of Status Applications. He is fluent in Spanish and English, and speaks to foreign students every year on immigration options after graduation. He has served as a legal intern with the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota. He is the author of Sanctuary and Harboring in Trump’s America (44 Mitchell Hamline Law Review 869 (2018); Administration’s ‘Culture of No’ Undermines Immigrant Workers, Employers (Bench & Bar of Minnesota, November 2018); The Rise of the Sanctuary Congregation (Hennepin Lawyer, May/June 2017), and Immigration After DOMA: How Equal is Marriage Equality? (Hamline Journal of Public Law & Policy, Fall 2013).