John Burgess has been licensed attorney more than 40 years (Hawaii #670). During the past 20 years, he has specialized in immigration and nationality law (emphasizing asylum applications) in San Francisco, California.
After relocating to San Francisco in 1993, John completed his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapist (M.F.T.) and established his immigration law practice through initially volunteering as the Chief Counsel for the Golden Venture representing all 18 women and 7 men successfully resulting in new Federal legislation granting 1,000 refugees (later unlimited) annually granting them asylum based on forced abortion/sterilization in violation of the Convention Against Torture. John testified hearing on Coercive Population Control in China on June 22, 1995, in front of Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights of the Committee On International Relations, U.S. House of Representative in Washington, D.C (1996).