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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.

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Moon July 25, 2016 at 12:17 am

Hi jason,
I read your bloggs forst of all i would like to say thanksfor all your help for people like me
I got married to an american woman and applied for my immigration as a hisband to an american
But my case was denied
My question is that is there any chance for me to apply another case as my first case has veen denied
e.g asylum or anything
Thanks again and waithing for your opinion

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alex July 25, 2016 at 9:04 am

Hello. Do you know why your case was denied? Did they give you the reasons? Please tell us.

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yenealemka July 24, 2016 at 12:34 pm

How are you jason or good afternoon , what you have been advising me to be patient is all correct to day i have got my EAD approval , thanks for your fruitful advise and your time God bless you , with wishing all the best in you life

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Moby July 22, 2016 at 4:57 am

hi jason,

thanks for your response plz guide me for processing time of form I-730 in us embassy islamabad Pakistan. Because uscis has approved my form I-730 in USA and according to your experience how long it will take in my country.

Thanks

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Jason Dzubow July 22, 2016 at 9:24 am

I do not know – typically, it is a few months, but I do not know about Islamabad, and anyone, different people take different lengths of time. Normally, however, it is not more than 6 months, and in many cases it is less. Take care, Jason

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Suleman July 21, 2016 at 4:02 pm

Hi Jason,
Hoping doing well, i have question about temporary move, if i make move to one state to another for temporarily but little long like about a year so is it possible my case still in the same asylum office where i filed my application.
Suggestion will br really appreciate.
Thank you very much.

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Jason Dzubow July 21, 2016 at 4:26 pm

If it is temporary and you keep your old address, and receive mail at the old address, you should probably be ok if you do not file a change of address form. Take care, Jason

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Suleman July 21, 2016 at 6:20 pm

Thanks Jason just one thing, will it be any trouble for work in other state?may be i can work there for few so just thinking work there with social and keep the address to other state can make some issue with immigration.
Thanks

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Jason Dzubow July 22, 2016 at 9:17 am

There is no mathematical formula for this – if USCIS thinks you are lying about your address (because you are working in a different state, for example), it could affect whether they think you are an honest person, which could impact the decision. The more evidence you have to explain why you are living one place and working in another, the better. Take care, Jason

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Shaheen July 19, 2016 at 3:23 pm

Dear Mr. Dzubow,
Do you think there would be a Re-designation for new Syrian arrivals for TPS ( I arrived last month).
Thank you for your time.

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Jason Dzubow July 20, 2016 at 6:41 am

I do not know, but I think so – the situation is still (unfortunately) a disaster, so I see no reason they would end TPS. Whether the re-designation will allow new applicants to apply, I do not know. Take care, Jason

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Niki July 19, 2016 at 1:55 pm

Hi Jason,
My lawyer has been filled my asylum case on 9/13/2013 , I’m living in TN and I had not received any notice on my finger print yet , is that a normal thing?? I have two kids which they are in the United States I got their work permissions but I’m so frustrated, my lawyer does not give me any kind of info and just telling me to be patient !
please advise!

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Jason Dzubow July 20, 2016 at 6:40 am

That seems strange. Did you get the asylum receipt for yourself (as opposed to for the children)? Did you get the filing receipt for your EAD? I am not sure what is wrong, but something is wrong. You might tell the lawyer that you want a copy of your entire file, so you can see what has been done – whether your case was filed and you have a receipt, and whether the EAD was filed. Good luck, Jason

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Lamreta July 18, 2016 at 9:29 pm

Still no result or any response from SF office after 2 year of interview. Getting impatient

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Jason Dzubow July 20, 2016 at 6:28 am

If you are only now “getting impatient,” you have the patience of a saint. It is ridiculous that people should have to wait that long for a decision after the interview. You can contact the asylum office and/or the USCIS Ombudsman (a link is at right) to ask about the case status (though probably it won’t help much, but it won’t hurt). Good luck, Jason

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Moby July 16, 2016 at 11:56 pm

hi jason,
I got my asylum case approved 2 months ago and i applied the immediate relative petition for my son and wife I just wana know how long it takes to get approved for this petition i applied it 1 month ago
thanks

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Jason Dzubow July 17, 2016 at 7:22 am

There are two steps – the I-730 and the embassy. We have seen the I-730 take anywhere from 4 weeks to 6 months. The embassy varies depending on the country, but we have seen it take 2 to 6 months. Unfortunately, the time frames are very unpredictable, but at least this stage tends to be faster than waiting for your asylum case. Good luck, Jason

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yenealemka July 15, 2016 at 7:02 pm

how are you dear jason i appreciate your genuine advise , consistency and let you achieve what you wish to have and to be in your life and God bless that
i was applying my work permittee ( EAD ) three month back and i have received the receipt and more over they have highlight me that my case was transferred to Neb. service center but after three month when i am expecting to get my EAD they have sent another letter telling me that the case is transfer to Texas service center
so i could not figure out why , do i have stay another 4 month to get EAD from or what should i do , do you know such kind of experience on other asylum case
dear sir do you advise me what to do because staying another extra 4 month is really taught for me , how people is surviving with nothing , where should i carry, who is hearing our voice

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Jason Dzubow July 17, 2016 at 6:56 am

We have just started to see people get two transfer notices (Nebraska and Texas). I believe this has to do with internal USCIS procedures, and hopefully it will not cause much additional delay in the case. We have been seeing EADs take about 4 months from the time of filing to the time of receiving the card. Internal transfers hopefully will not affect this time frame. In your case, I would wait another month. If you do not have it (or if you do not want to wait), the only things you can really do are call USCIS customer service (the number is on their website: http://www.uscis.gov) or contact the USCIS Ombudsman – a link is at right. Neither of these options is very useful, but you can try. Otherwise, hopefully, you will get the card soon. Take care, Jason

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Mano babu July 11, 2016 at 3:25 pm

Hi Jason,
I am applying for asylum for my wife , me and 8 year old daughter for asylum in September 2016. A friend of mine is ready to support me by paying rent for a small one bedroom apartment to stay . He is ready to sign the rental and guarantee the payment but wherever i am looking for an apartment the problem coming is nobody ready to allow such an arrangement that rent paid by somebody else and some are saying will allow if ssn nymber of mine given.. I do not know whether will be getting a ssn number or not ? Further want to know how other people trying for asylum have similar problem and how they manage rental agreement , if any ?

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Jason Dzubow July 12, 2016 at 6:16 am

I do not know much about this, but it seems to me that you might have better luck renting from an individual than from a large apartment building (which may have more stringent requirements). Many of my clients lack documents, but they eventually find some place to rent, so it is possible. Good luck, Jason

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Bass July 11, 2016 at 11:10 am

Hi Jason,

Would you please advice me regarding using my national passport while I’m on bending asylum case waiting for the interview . I applied for advanced parole and the country i’m traveling to need visit visa to enter it and don’t accept the travel document or the advance parole . My question is my NP is still valid can i use it to have the visa to enter the country im going to and the advance parole only to enter US on my way back or this may jeopardize my case.

Thank you for your great help and support

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Jason Dzubow July 12, 2016 at 6:12 am

It depends on your asylum claim. If you fear persecution by your government, using the passport is considered “availing” yourself of the protection of that government (since that government will supposedly protect you while you are traveling to the third country). This could affect your asylum claim. If you fear non-governmental persecutors, using the passport should be less of a problem. You may want to talk to a lawyer to better evaluate the risk to your asylum case. Take care, Jason

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Bass July 12, 2016 at 10:01 am

Hi Jason,

Thank you for your answers . My asylum is FGM case do you think it is safe to use my NP while traveling I’m afraid to do anything could hard my case.

Thank you again for everything you do to help us

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Jason Dzubow July 12, 2016 at 2:47 pm

My guess is that it will be alright, but I cannot guarantee that – some asylum officers might give you a hard time about it. If you want to be completely safe, do not do it. But sometimes, a person has no choice and has to take some risk.

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Lily July 10, 2016 at 12:40 am

Hello Jason, I am on a pending asylum case. I applied to renew my EAD before 90 days but I only got a notice that’s says its processing and after a week latter I got another letter that says my case has been transferred to another office inorder to make the process go fast. So I called USCIS to ask and notify them that it has been more than 90 days so the lady who works there said they will call the other office and will ask them to speed up the process after she put me on hold another lady on the phone gave me a confirmation number. I tried to ask what that confirmation number is for but unfortunately I don’t think the lady was in a good mood to answer questions so even though she said something I didn’t understand. By any chance do you know what the confirmation number is for? Does it have anything to do with my renewal EAD?

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Edou July 10, 2016 at 6:24 pm

Courage Lily,
My spouse got her new EAD after 105 days!!!!!
Moreover it came with error, we don’t know really how long it will take again if we send it back for correction.
Probably 3 months???

Good day dear Jason.
Any idea how long it takes to send back the EAD for correction?
Is there money implication again?

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Jason Dzubow July 11, 2016 at 6:16 am

I do not know – I think you would just have to apply for a new EAD and – if the error is your fault – pay the fee. Also, you should explain the error. You should get the new card hopefully in less than 4 months. If the error was the fault of USCIS, you – theoretically – do not have to pay the fee. You can explain it to USCIS and see whether they will help you. To do this, I would go in person: You can make an Info Pass appointment at http://www.uscis.gov. Unfortunately, it is not so easy to correct a mistake, but it can be done. Take care, Jason

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Jason Dzubow July 11, 2016 at 6:00 am

You can apply up to 120 days before the old EAD expires, and in the future, you should apply 120 days ahead. At least in my part of the US, it usually takes about 4 months to get an EAD. The transfer was normal – USCIS moves cases around, depending on their workload. As for the confirmation number, it is probably meaningless unless the rely continues for a long time, and you need to go to the USCIS Ombudsman for additional help (see the link at right to learn more about that). I think there is not much more you can do, and hopefully you will receive the EAD in the next month or so. Take care, Jason

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Lily July 13, 2016 at 11:20 pm

Thank you very much Jason!!

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Moby July 9, 2016 at 2:16 am

hi jason,
i got approved my asylum on may 2016 and applied the petition of my family right after that i just want to know how long it takes to get approved the asylee relative petition

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Jason Dzubow July 9, 2016 at 10:12 pm

There are two steps – the I-730 and the consular processing. The I-730 can be approved very quickly (we’ve seen it approved in one month) or very slowly (we’ve seen it take many months), depending on the case. I do not know why some cases are faster than others. Then the case goes to the embassy and different embassies take different periods of time. The fastest we’ve done a case lately is probably 4 months from filing the I-730 until the person comes to the US. I would say that 6 to 10 months is more normal. Take care, Jason

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Edou July 10, 2016 at 9:24 am

Good day dear Moby,
My wife asylum status is pending since 2014.
Please how long did you wait to get interviewed?
How long did you wait also to get approval after your interview?
Which State?

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SAAM July 7, 2016 at 4:59 pm

I CAME USA DEC-2010 WITH VISIT VISA AND THEN APPLIED ASYLUM WITH ONE YEAR MY ASYLUM CASE WAS IN COURT AND GOVT LAWYER AND MY LAWYER ASKED ME FOR Prosecutorial discretion AND I AGREED ON THEM JUDGE PUT MY CASE CLOSED PLEASE LET ME KNOW CAN I RENEW MY WORK PERMIT AFTER THIS AND WHAT WILL BE RESULT OF THIS ACTION ON MY CASE AND HOW LONG I WILL STAY IN USA AS THIS NEW RULE

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Jason Dzubow July 8, 2016 at 6:20 am

You should be able to renew your work permit based on your status as a person with an asylum case pending. You will have the status forever, until you or the government lawyer “re-calendars” your case, that is, puts it back on the court’s active schedule. My guess is, given the court’s case load, that unless you do something to put your case back on the schedule, it will remain in limbo for a long time; maybe forever. Depending on your case, this may be good or bad. Hopefully, your lawyer explained all this to you, so that you made the right decision for yourself. Take care, Jason

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Imad July 6, 2016 at 8:16 pm

Hello Jason,
My wife was granted asylum 3/30/2015. She applied for me for derivative asylum 4/30/2015. I did biometrics in June 2015 and the case had been transferred few times between Nebraska, Vermont, local office and back to Nebraska 3/30/2016. All service requests has resulted in “case was transferred” …. My wife also just applied 2 months ago for green card. I has been more than 1 year and 2 months since our derivative asylum request and the normal processing time is 5-6 months. anything i can do? I am under TPS Syria; worried about loosing my job since there has not been a re-designation yet.

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Jason Dzubow July 7, 2016 at 6:17 am

I am confident TPS will be re-designated, but your wait time is very long – it seems that many people from Syria (and other predominantly Muslim countries) are having this problem. Two ideas I have are (1) Make an Info Pass appointment at http://www.uscis.gov and go in person to inquire about the case – sometimes this works better then a phone call; and (2) Contact the USCIS Ombudsman (a link is at the right) – they can also help. You can do one or the other or both. Good luck, Jason

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