Amien Kacou

Amien Kacou is an immigration attorney and a member of the Florida Bar with experience in both public interest organizations and private practice. He is the author of several publications on immigration and national security. He holds a JD from the Florida Coastal School of Law, an MA in Global Security Studies from Johns Hopkins University, and a BA in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland.

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How Refugees, Asylees Can File Form I-602 Request for Waiver of Inadmissibility
As a refugee applying for admission to the United States, or a refugee or asylee applying for adjustment of status (a green card), if you find that your eligibility may be blocked because you are “inadmissible” under U.S. immigration law, you may be able to ask the U.S. government to “waive” (overlook or forgive) your inadmissibility.
When U.S. Citizens Can Lose Their U.S. Citizenship
U.S. citizens (or nationals) can never be stripped of their U.S. citizenship (or nationality), with limited exceptions. Also, they can give citizenship up voluntarily.
Working in the U.S. on an H-1B: Can I Also Start on Online Business Based Overseas?
The U.S. government can be surprisingly strict about what constitutes unauthorized employment in the United States.
Qualifying for Asylum Based on Persecution for Your Race
When persecutors against against people perceived to belong to a particular race, this can give rise to an asylum claim.
Should I Tell U.S. Immigration About Foreign Arrest If Charges Dropped?
Even if it's unlikely for the U.S. government to find out about a foreign arrest, it may be safer to disclose it than hide it.
How Overseas U.S. Citizen Proves U.S. Domicile for Form I-864 Sponsorship
If you are a U.S. citizen wishing to sponsor your foreign citizen relative for a green card, you may (or may not) need to file – among other things – a Form I-864, Affidavit of Support. This form is intended to create a contract between the U.S. government and you in which you (the sponsor) give
How to Get a Referral to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program
How refugees can become eligible for referrals to USRAP, where they can request such referrals, and what alternatives they should consider before choosing this route to the United States.
My Country Has No U.S. Embassy: How Do I Get a Visa?
If you need to visit a U.S. consulate or embassy in order to apply for a visa or green card, but none exists in your country, what do you do?
How Can Refugee or Asylee Help Family Come to the U.S.?
You have more than one option when arranging for spouse, children, and other close family to come to the U.S. after your grant of asylee or refugee status.
Qualifying for Asylum Based on Persecution for Imputed Political Opinion
When someone may claim asylum based on persecution for a political opinion that the persecutor only thought he or she held.