Amien Kacou is a staff attorney for the ACLU of Florida in Tampa working on immigrants’ rights and other issues of civil rights or civil liberties.
He joined the ACLU in 2017 after years in solo immigration practice based out of Miami, FL, Alexandria, VA, and Albuquerque, NM. He began his legal career as an associate at a small firm in Baltimore, MD, where he focused on removal defense, family unity and naturalization. Prior to that, he served as an intern at public interest organizations in the United States and abroad working with refugees and child trafficking victims. Amien is originally from Côte d’Ivoire (the Ivory Coast).
He received his BA in government from the University of Maryland and his JD from Florida Coastal School of Law. In addition, he has a master's degree in Global Security Studies from Johns Hopkins University, where he studied constitutional issues related to national security, and has authored or edited numerous publications in the fields of immigration and national security.