Amien Kacou

Attorney · Florida Coastal School of Law

Amien Kacou practices immigration and nationality law in Miami, FL and Baltimore, MD. He is a member of the Florida Bar. His background includes internships at legal aid and humanitarian organizations in the U.S. and overseas. He is the author of several publications on immigration and national security, including the Harvard National Security Journal (Features) and the North Carolina Law Review (Addendum). 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.

Articles By Amien Kacou

As a Conditional Resident, What If I Divorce While I-751 Pending at USCIS?
Dealing with awkward timing, when divorce proceedings are begun after the filing of the I-751.
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.
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 could work, depending on whether your case has been transferred to immigration court for removal proceedings.
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.”
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.
How to Obtain Protection From a U.S. Embassy or Consulate
If you are in danger in your home country but are unable to leave (for example, you have been placed under house arrest by your government), you might wonder whether you can obtain the protection of the U.S. government by entering a U.S. embassy or consulate.
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 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.
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