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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Articles By Amien Kacou

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.
When Foreign Employees of the U.S. Government Qualify for a U.S. Green Card
Foreign employees of the U.S. government abroad may, based on years of loyalty or other special circumstances, qualify for U.S. lawful permanent residence.
Qualifying for Asylum Based on Persecution for Your Religion
The freedom of religion (the freedom to have, not to have, to practice, or not to practice any religion) is a fundamental right – under both the U.S. constitution and international law. For this reason, victims of religious persecution are entitled to certain protections under U.S. immigration law.
Submitting Late Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence
Conditional residents who intend to file Form I-751 jointly with a U.S. spouse cannot become permanent residents unless USCIS is satisfied that their late filing can be excused for “good cause.”
Don't Lose Your Green Card Due to Long Absence From U.S.: Get a Reentry Permit
Reentry permits and other options for lawful permanent residents taking a trip outside the U.S. or stranded overseas.