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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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Tony li January 16, 2018 at 5:57 am

Hello jason,
I have a pending case in portland immigration court.My previous Judge was retired.A nea judge will take over my case.I want to contact a court clerk about the new judge .It needs the clerk’s name to get hold of the clerk.But I don’t know the name.Do you know how?Thanks.


Kenny January 15, 2018 at 10:24 pm

Hi jason,
Is a pleasure coming back on this forum once again. I really appreciate the great work you are doing. Am glad to tell you that have received my work authorization with that of my family (Myself, wife & 2kids) including our SSN.
have started searching for job with my new status. My question is that can we apply for Medicaid or food snap with our new status without affecting our asylum case/interview in future. I want to apply for it because i havent gotten a stable job. I want to know whether applying for these things could have negative effect case as someone told me that this could hurt our green card application in future. please is it true?

Thanks and i appreciate your usual responses.



312 January 15, 2018 at 2:38 pm

Hello Mr Jason

I’m asylum applicant with pending decision status. My interview was conducted at Chicago asylum office 6 month ago. Recently I have visit asylum office and made inquire about my case. The lady who is working there told me that my case under secondary background check and it’s still pending. Also she mentioned that my case still with my asylum officer with whom I made my asylum interview. Please share your opinion with this situation.

A lot of thanks


Jason Dzubow January 15, 2018 at 8:53 pm

It is pretty common for there to be such delays, especially for people from Muslim countries and especially for men, but anyone can be affected by these delays. There is not much to do except make inquiries once in a while. Eventually, you could try the USCIS Ombudsman or a mandamus lawsuit. Take care, Jason


bruce January 12, 2018 at 6:54 pm

Hi ,
Jason, I don’t know how to find the information I posted before. Can you clarify for me?

Thank you


Jason Dzubow January 14, 2018 at 12:07 pm

I really do not know what you mean, sorry. If you are looking for an old comment, I do not know how to recover that – you can try re-posting. Take care, Jason


Ziad January 12, 2018 at 5:13 pm

I wondering if you have time next Tuesday to meet with me for a consultation on my wife’s expired Green Card


Jason Dzubow January 14, 2018 at 12:02 pm

If you would like to schedule a consultation, you can email my assistant Sinit at However, I will not be available next week. Take care, Jason


Jessica A. Wilkinson January 12, 2018 at 3:46 pm

Hello Jason,

Last year Russia banned all activities of Jehovah’s Witnesses, alleging that its activities violate Russia’s laws on combating extremism. There has been continued deterioration of the extremely poor status of respect for religious freedom in Russia. Reports of government imprisonment, harassment, intimidation, and discrimination based on Witnesses’ religious beliefs continued.

For the last five decades, America has been a place that has relatively cherished the freedom of worship for Jehovah’s Witnesses. Previous U.S. administrations made clear its objections to governments’ harsh and oppressive treatment of religious minorities through public statements, support for relevant U.N. and nongovernmental organization efforts. Congressional leaders emphasized that freedom of religion is an important issue to America.

My question is that if the Trump Administration will support ongoing efforts in order to provide immigration protection for Russian Jehovah’s Witnesses who are fleeing religious persecution. Is there any USCIS policy documents after the 2017 Russian ban, and if there is any need for one?

We appreciate if you talk about this issue in a separate blog discussion. Thanks for your answer in advance.

Sincerely yours,
Jessica A. Wilkinson
Alexander Kalisov


Jason Dzubow January 14, 2018 at 11:57 am

I do not know whether the Trump Administration will have anything to say about this issue. We will know relatively soon, when the State Department issues its Country Reports and its International Religious Freedom reports. Usually, these are issued in the Spring, but I know there are problems at State Department in terms of staffing, so we will see what happens. Also, presumably the Trump Administration will support Christian refugees, but since they are attacking all areas of immigration, we will have to see what happens. Take care, Jason


Misle January 12, 2018 at 1:22 pm

Hi Jason, this is MIsle!
1/ Excluding the originals, how many copies of each document shall I prepare to submit for the asylum office
2/ I applied on august 1 in Arlington VA and the website shows that they’re interviewing people who applied on July but is there any way that you can know which dates of July are being interviewed right now? Just to make myself ready! Your support is always appreciated!


Misle January 12, 2018 at 1:32 pm

sorry I applied on August 1 2014


Jason Dzubow January 14, 2018 at 11:54 am

1 – You are now required to submit two copies of each document. All documents must be submitted at least one week before the interview. 2 – There is no way to know this. If you filed on August 1, you can expect an interview soon, so you should make sure all documents and your affidavit are ready. Take care, Jason


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