Immigration and Nationality Law Firm

John Medeiros

(612) 349-3062

jmedeiros@mtm-lawgroup.com

John is a partner with Myers Thompson Medeiros (formerly Myers Thompson), in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He organizes legal education seminars for corporate clients and foreign students, and 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 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). He currently serves as Secretary of the Minnesota/Dakotas chapter of AILA, and has extensive experience presenting on immigration matters. He earned his J.D. from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Presentations:

  • Business Immigration in Uncertain Times: 10 Essential Strategies for Employers (Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, St, Paul, Minnesota, 2019)
  • Employment A-Z: The Basics of Business Immigration (MN Continuing Legal Education Webinar, 2019)
  • Immigration Options for Foreign Students (University of Minnesota, 2019)
  • Challenges in Business Immigration Processing (MN Continuing Legal Education, 2018)
  • How Employers Who Hire Foreign-Born Workers Can Survive the Trump Administration (MN Continuing Legal Education, 2018)
  • Anatomy of an I-9 Audit (Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, St, Paul, Minnesota, 2018)
  • Immigration Options for Foreign Students (University of Minnesota, 2018)
  • Beyond the Cap: Alternatives to H-1B’s (2018 Upper Midwest Immigration Law Conference, MN/Dakotas chapter of AILA, 2018)
  • Advancing the Rights of LGBTI Individuals Worldwide (Advocates for Human Rights, 2018)
  • Impact of the Trump Administration on Employment & Immigration (Business Law Institute, Minnesota, 2017)
  • Immigration: 100 Days into the Trump Administration (Business Law Institute, Minnesota, 2017)
  • The New I-9 Form and E-Verify – Best Practices and Practical Guidance for Improved Immigration Compliance (Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, St, Paul, Minnesota, 2017)
  • Immigration and Global Mobility in the Trump Era (Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, St, Paul, Minnesota, 2017)
  • Issues Facing LGBTQ Immigrant Clients (2017 Upper Midwest Immigration Law Conference, MN/Dakotas chapter of AILA, 2017)
  • Immigration Options for Foreign Students (University of Minnesota, 2017)
  • Immigration in the Era of Trump (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Minnesota, 2017)
  • Sanctuary Movements & Sanctuary Congregations Today (Edina Human Rights Commission, Minnesota, 2017)
  • Fundamentals of Immigration Law: A Refreshing Look at the Basics of H-1B and L-1 Work Visas (2016 Upper Midwest Immigration Law Conference, MN/Dakotas chapter of AILA, 2016)
  • Updates in Employment-Based Immigration (American Council of Engineering Companies, 2016)
  • The Top Ten Immigration Law Developments of 2016 (Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2016)
  • Immigration Basics (A Three-Part Webinar Series) (MN Continuing Legal Education, 2016)
  • Hot Topics in Immigration Law for LGBTI Clients (Lavender Bar Association, Minnesota, 2016)
  • Immigration Options for Physicians and Other Health Care Professionals (North Dakota Hospital Association, 2016)
  • The Squeeze is On! Challenges for Dealing with Immigration Agency Pressure on Employers of Foreign Workers (Southern Minnesota Area Human Resource Association, 2016)
  • Immigration Options for Foreign Students (University of Minnesota, 2016)
  • Welcome to Our World: The Nuts and Bolts of Employment-Based Immigration (MN/Dakota Chapter of AILA, 2015)
  • Employment-Based Immigration: A Brief Overview (Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2015)