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download-225x300Jason Dzubow is an immigration attorney who specializes in political asylum, immigration court, and appeals.  He is a partner at Dzubow & Pilcher, PLLC, and his full profile can be found here.

Contact Jason Dzubow about an Asylum or Immigration case: 

(202) 328-1353 

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mena May 24, 2015 at 12:57 pm

hey jason , i am renewing my ead , do i have to include biometrics fees (85$) with the application fee or no ? do they make you do biometrics again including that i did mine last march ?


John May 23, 2015 at 11:36 pm

Hi Jason. Thank you for all the information you provide to us. I have a question regarding where to file for asylum. I live in Nebraska, but I would like to be interviewed in Arizona or Texas since I heard it is quick to get an interview date there. Is it possible to be interviewed in Arizona If I live in Nebraska? How would my case need to be filed?
Thank you.


Jason Dzubow May 24, 2015 at 7:33 am

You have to give the asylum office your address and they assign you to an office; you do not get to choose. Of course, you can choose to live anywhere you want, so you can live in an area that interviews in Texas (which is the fastest office right now). You can Google “asylum office locator” and then look up your zip code to know which office will interview you. Be careful, though, as the fastest office (Texas) does not necessarily have the highest approval level.


Salem May 12, 2015 at 11:16 pm

Hi, Jason how long does it take to get you work permit, once you applied for a EAD. I. on apending asylum l.Thank You Sir.


Jason Dzubow May 13, 2015 at 6:19 am

If it is your first EAD, it usually takes 1-3 months. There have been delays for renewing EADs, and it can take over 4 months. For renewals, you can file 120 days before the current card expires, and I recommend that you do that.


r May 11, 2015 at 2:58 pm
r May 4, 2015 at 9:33 pm

statisitics for oct, 1997. just dug out of some online links. Backlog is a part of uscis working habit.


Ella May 4, 2015 at 4:12 pm

Hi Jason- as a dependent( wife ) of an asylum applicant, would I be eligible for a work permit if the application processing is still pending and it has been more than 180 days ? thanks


Jason Dzubow May 4, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Yes – as long as you were included in the case (meaning, you signed page 9 of the form I-589 and included your passport photo).


Igor May 4, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Hi Jason,

Thank you for all your help. I would like to ask you a question as well. I have been in US for the past 4 years and have only now decided to seek asylum. I was in the legal status all the time. I have 3 months left on my OPT.
1. How chances of positive outcome change when simply not applying within 1 year deadline? As I said, I maintained my status and had no reason to fear the return as long as I am in US.
2. How likely a new application to be selected for a normal processing time and not being sent wait in backlog?



Jason Dzubow May 4, 2015 at 5:13 pm

You will go to the backlog if you file now, as everyone goes to the backlog. If you are still in status, it is generally considered an excuse to file outside the one-year filing period for asylum. You should talk to a lawyer about your specific situation just to be safe – the one year bar is a big problem for some people and you need to be careful about that.


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