Americans Helping Americans Abroad

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  • 1 "Act II" of the MOVE Act
  • 2 The Trump Executive Order: its effects on immigration
  • 3 U.S. Passport Renewal: Dilly-dallying Unwise!
  • 4 AARO Members Talk FATCA with the AAPA
  • 5 The overseas voter: Can (s)he make a difference?
  • 6 Here for the Long Haul - Investment Options for Americans Overseas
  • 7 VIDEO: AARO Presidential Debate (AARO members only)
  • 8 AARO Presidential Debate Report
  • 9 Goals at Overseas Americans Week in 2016
  • "Act II" of the MOVE Act

    The Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act was signed into law in October 2009.  It was landmark election reform legislation for which AARO and its partner organizations advocated actively, and represented great progress for overseas voters, among others.  MOVE
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  • The Trump Executive Order: its effects on immigration

    What we know now: The Executive Order signed on Friday, 27 January, 2017, is designed to at least temporarily (90 days) close US borders to those carrying passports from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, due to terrorist concerns.
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  • U.S. Passport Renewal: Dilly-dallying Unwise!

    Apply for your passport well ahead of planned travel! The State Department informs us that there has been increasingly strong demand for U.S. passports in recent years. This is true everywhere, but in addition, nearly 10 years after implementation of
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  • AARO Members Talk FATCA with the AAPA

    In May, AARO members John Fredenberger, Delphine Brett-Ziller, and Lucy Laederich attended a meeting of the Anglo-American Press Association in Paris to discuss the implications of FATCA legislation on the 8.7 million Americans overseas. The attendees, many of whom are
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  • The overseas voter: Can (s)he make a difference?

    The closer we get to what is projected to be a close election, the more people are turning their eyes to that other potential voting block: overseas Americans.  Generally, polls are announced as having been conducted in “x” states or
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  • Here for the Long Haul - Investment Options for Americans Overseas

    On May 18, London & Capital presented an information meeting on investment options we Americans have when we live abroad. Daniel Freedman, head of the US Family Office at London & Capital, moderated the event. Tony McGloughlin, director at London
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  • VIDEO: AARO Presidential Debate (AARO members only)

    On October 19, AARO hosted a debate with an insider perspective on the 2016 presidential election and where the parties would like to have us go in the next four years. Featuring Joe Smallhoover* (Democrat), Ned Wiley** (Libertarian) and George
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  • AARO Presidential Debate Report

    *Please note that this is a summary of the debate, and the panelists’ responses may be edited or slightly summarized for clarity. For a video recording of the event, please click here. The room at Reid Hall was packed on
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  • Goals at Overseas Americans Week in 2016

    Over the years, U.S. legislation has made it increasingly difficult for Americans to live and work overseas. Our organizations urge Congress and the Administration to review and rethink certain policies that restrict the effectiveness of the estimated 8.7 million overseas
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The Buzz

See the latest trending topics from AARO’s Twitter feed and the “unofficial” AARO Facebook discussion forum: what Americans overseas are talking about today.

Perspectives from Abroad

AARO members worldwide share stories and perspectives from their host countries: economic analysis, human interest, challenges and solutions.

Americans Abroad Caucus

The Caucus groups legislators who understand and care about their overseas constituents. AARO is proud to work with these Members of Congress.

  • AARO Member Benefits

    In addition to its core activity of advocacy on behalf of the almost 9 million Americans living and working abroad, AARO offers benefits to members that can make their life abroad easier and more interesting!
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AARO Profiles

Meet AARO volunteers, issue experts and members in distant countries: people you might not otherwise meet but who are central to AARO's mission!

Congressman says census tally unfair June 10, 2009
Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, persuaded the House on Wednesday to order the State Department and the Census Bureau to begin working together on ways to count Americans living abroad during the once-a-decade Census. Matheson's amendment, added by voice vote to a State Department reauthorization bill, calls for the State Department and Census to study and report to Congress on ways that passports (or other documentation) of Americans living overseas could be used to count them. Read more:,5143,705309881,00.html

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