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

I Had Conditional Residence, But Turned in Form I-751 Late: Am I Illegal?
A late-filed I-751 application to remove the conditions on residence may work, depending on whether your case has been transferred to immigration court for removal proceedings.
Can't Get Marriage Certificate: How to Prove Legal Marriage for U.S. Immigration
To support their Form I-130, most couples submit a marriage certificate. But what do you do if your government doesn't provide these?
What Is Diplomatic Immunity?
The term "diplomatic immunity" refers to a principle of international law that limits the degree to which foreign government and international organization officials and employees are subject to the authority of police officers and judges in their country of assignment.
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.
How to Prove a Parent-Child Relationship for Citizenship or Immigration Purposes
If you are allowed to live legally in the United States (whether as a U.S. citizen, green-card holder, or almost anything else), chances are your foreign-born children are eligible to live here too.
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.
Claiming Asylum Based on Domestic Violence
If you fear returning to your home country because you will be the victim of domestic violence and cannot gain protection from your government, it's possible you might claim asylum in the U.S.
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.
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.
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.