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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When Foreign Employees of the U.S. Government Qualify for a U.S. Green Card
The U.S. government employs tens of thousands of foreign employees in countries where it operates — at foreign service establishments including U.S. embassies or consulates, military bases, and offices of organizations such as the Peace Corps or the U.S. Agency for International Development. These
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.
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.
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 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 Religious or Traditional Marriage Ceremonies Are Valid for Immigration Purposes
When foreign nationals seek admission to the U.S. as spouses of U.S.
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
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?
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.
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.”