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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:

[email protected]

(202) 328-1353

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Amigo April 23, 2017 at 11:53 am

Hello Jason,
I would like to express my deepest thanks for your efforts in posting valued immigration-related articles, advising asylum seekers and helping them to pass the difficult part of their life.
I’m an asylum seeker, submitted my application back in March 2016 at Houston asylum office, I’m living along with my family in Dallas since I came to the USA. But I just get a job in Chicago last month with an international company having offices all over the USA including Dallas, I’m a Project Manager, for the time being managing projects in Chicago, that why I’m under Chicago office. Now I moved to Chicago and rented an apartment but my family still in Dallas at the same address, my wife works in Dallas and also my daughters at Dallas schools. I’m visiting them every weekend or the second and even my boss allow me to work from Dallas home for some days whenever the work allow. My question to you, do I need to inform the Asylum office of my address in Chicago? Is that mean my file will be transferred to Chicago office? And if yes, what would be the impact or concern with this change?

Please note I’m the principal asylum applicant.

Thank you very much in advance.

Kind Regards,


Budy April 22, 2017 at 10:44 pm

hello Jason, I really appreciate your efforts in trying to respond to our questions on asylum issues.

Sir, I will like you to read this scenario below and tell me what to do.

Actually, I divorced with my former wife since 2016, meaning that she is no longer considered as a relative of an asylum applicant. Now, she has an invitation to attend a Christian conference for one week here in the US. My question is, can she be denied a visa based on the fact that I had included her in my asylum application, even though we are now divorced?
She now has her own life to live and she is no longer my spouse and I hope the consular officer will not refuse her a non immigrant visa on that basis because we are divorced.
Does she need to prove that she is divorced at the embassy before a visa can be granted to her?
Thanks for taking time to respond sir and may God bless you.



Nontando April 22, 2017 at 7:56 am

Hello Jason

I would like to find out if its normal, I am a main Applicant of a pending asylum case. I have my spouse included on my case. We filled for first EAD, then filled for second renewal card. We both got letters to say they recieved it. Then that it was transferred, but now my hubby is the only one that got his approved. My case still shows that it has been transferred. Is this narmal? Mr. Jason.


Nontando April 21, 2017 at 6:50 am

Hello how do i see the rest of the comments. Its not appear


Nontando April 21, 2017 at 7:49 am

I am asking cause i wrote a question before and cannot see if you answered it. Thank you Jason


Jason Dzubow April 21, 2017 at 3:07 pm

We are trying to fix that, but it may be possible to view it using a different browser. Sorry, Jason


Asylum seeker April 20, 2017 at 10:34 pm

Hello everyone!
Hello, Mr. Jason

On 04/13 I have received a letter from USCIS and it saying that I failed to appear to asylum interview which was scheduled to 04/06. But I never receive the invitation letter. This not first time I’m missing my letters because of post office problems. So next day I went to asylum office and explain the situation. Also I wrote a letter and ask them to reschedule my interview. And today I receive another letter from asylum office saying that on 04/01 they have received from me the notice to cancel my interview and they canceled interview with this reason. Also they indicate that my asylum clock is stopped on 57 days. So I’m very surprised now. First i never received my interview letter, second how can I ask them to cancel my interview if don’t know about my interview date at all. It seems like someone got my interview letter and cancel it. And one more thing that today’s letter from USCIS I have received opened. It’s very strange and I’m so disappointed now. So tomorrow I’m going to visit asylum office again. Did someone of you have similar story?

Currently I have my EAC which is expired on 2019. So if they stop my clock, can I still work with this eac card?? Any advice would be appreciated.



Allen April 21, 2017 at 12:58 am

This is bad man! it seems to me that some body is trying to damage you and the person has your asylum application details so that he or she can write any letter to asylum office under your name. I believe you should report this situation to your local police and see if they can help. if you know where your letters will be delivered, you can find a way to find out who is the guy behind all of this.


Jason Dzubow April 21, 2017 at 6:21 am

Something is clearly wrong – if you have your EAD, you can work. You would not have the EAD unless the clock passed 180 days. You should ask them about all this. Also, maybe get yourself a PO Box at the post office, or find some other mailing address that is more secure. You can give them the new address when you visit their office. The PO Box is great, but it requires you to go to the post office every few days to check your mail. If you have a trusted friend, maybe you can use that person’s address. Good luck, Jason


Jason Dzubow April 21, 2017 at 6:22 am

And by the way, the EAD is not cancelled – it should still be valid for work and driver’s license. Take care, Jason


Asylum seeker April 21, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Thanks for your help. Today I visit asylum office and gave them my friend’s mailing address. And also they said that my case will be recheduled. But they didn’t tell me how soon it will be done. I hope that I will receive it soon.

Wish all of you good luck!


Jason Dzubow April 21, 2017 at 3:19 pm

Typically it is rescheduled in a month or so, but it may be different depending on your office. Good luck, Jason


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