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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:

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(202) 328-1353

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Rachel May 26, 2017 at 6:36 pm

Hello Jason,
I have been reading your blog for a while and I have been very informed about asylum cases. I have a troubling question and hope you can help me.
My husband, 3 of our children and I applied for asylum and have been shortlisted but still waiting for call for interview. However what can I do now seeing how I our marriage is plague with domestic violence for decades. Now I can’t bear it anymore. I want to seek separation. He is the primary applicant. He even threatened to take my name off. I don’t know what to do because 2 of my daughters are above 21 now (we filled 2014) so I can’t even file for them. They are tired of this domestic violence but I told them we should just wait so that we are granted asylum then I can leave him. Please I need your advice. What should I do or not do? Thank you

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Didi May 27, 2017 at 8:02 pm

Hello, don’t stay in an abusive marriage. The fact that you applied for asylum means you are living legally here. Report him to authority. In fact he will be in trouble. You won’t be deported so don’t fear. You can still win asylum on your own and actually reporting him may be a bonus to your case. Goodluck.

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Jason Dzubow May 28, 2017 at 6:56 am

Thank you – Also, there may be a visa available to you if you have been subjected to domestic violence. It is worth discussing with a lawyer as well. Take care, Jason

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Jason Dzubow May 28, 2017 at 6:21 am

You should talk to a lawyer, as there are a number of legal issues here. You do not have to be together with him to benefit from his asylum case – as long as you are legally married (i.e., not yet divorced), you can get your asylum too. However, if the Asylum Officer thinks he is committing domestic violence, the asylum case could be denied on that basis. One possibility is for your and your children to leave him and leave the case, and then re-file. Your children who are over 21 will have to file their own cases (assuming that you and your children have a case for asylum). Also, maybe there is a way you can divorce him and somehow keep your and your children’s cases together under your name based on the previous filing (by him), but I do not know about that. There is a link at right called “Affirmative Asylum Procedures Manual” and this may contain an answer to your question. But I think you need to talk to a lawyer to go over all the options, assess whether you have a case of your own, and see whether you can somehow leave his case but keep your own case going. Good luck, Jason

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Allen May 26, 2017 at 4:09 pm

Guys! My EAD was approved today after 60 days(my wife’s took 50 days) in Nebraska Service Center. I have USPS tracking number at hand now. How did I do it? let me explain it to you:

1. register for my USCIS in case tracking website and add your case number to your profile. if USCIS do any update, you will receive phone message or email alert immediately!

2. register for my USPS and enroll in informed delivery (you have to verify your address online or at local post office). Then if someone place a mail for your address, you will have email or phone alert immediately with tracking number. I just got my EAD tracking number and it was just picked up by USPS.

Now, you don’t have to worry about mailing problem and you can track everything, you will have your destiny at hand, do it now!

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Jason Dzubow May 26, 2017 at 5:02 pm

Thank you – that is helpful. Take care, Jason

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Asylum pending case May 27, 2017 at 1:04 pm

Hi Allen ! Can u tell me how much you paid for your renewel EAD ? Cuz i paid only 410 dolors and i got receipet the receipt said 410 for fee and no fee for biometric . I didnt pay for biometric fee is that fine or you paid for biometric too ? Thanks alot

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Allen May 27, 2017 at 2:58 pm

This is my first EAD so I didn’t pay anything. If you received your receipt with 0 bio-metric fee you should be fine! otherwise, they would just deny your case due to wrong filing fee. the people who were denied because of wrong fee were just received denial letter instead of receipt.

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Jason Dzubow May 28, 2017 at 6:42 am

Normally, the renewal is $410, and if you received the receipt, it means USCIS accepted it. Take care, Jason

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