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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:

JDzubow@DzubowLaw.com

(202) 328-1353

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Ks February 24, 2018 at 2:58 am

Hi ,
I have applied asylum in 2015 with my wife nd 2 kids, now in 2017 sep I got another child born here in USA . Do I need to inform uscis and when we go for interview off course our new born infant will be with us . So what’s we should prepare if asylum officer ask us why we did don’t inform them.

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Denis February 23, 2018 at 2:30 pm

Jason,

I came to the US in 2014 and seeking asylum here.

Which years of human right report on my country do I need to provide to the officer as a proof?

Thank you!

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Jason Dzubow February 23, 2018 at 5:42 pm

We provide the most recent report. Plus if there is an old report that is relevant, we provide that too (though often we use an excerpt instead of the whole report because it is too long). Take care, Jason

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Sami February 23, 2018 at 12:35 pm

Hi Jason,
I am a new asylum seeker applied in beginning of Jan 2018. I have couple of questions for you
1. Does the asylum office started the new procedure? I mean the LIFO
2. Does the asylum office require original document (both personal document and those related to the case)? or is it possible to print the scanned copy?

Thanks!

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Jason Dzubow February 23, 2018 at 1:25 pm

1 – It started on January 29, 2018. I wrote a post about that two weeks ago. 2 – We always submit scanned copies. If you can get originals, they often want to see them. We bring them to the interview so the officer can see them and return them to us. Take care, Jason

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Yana February 23, 2018 at 1:23 am

Read some posts recently, they say if your case is rejected by immigration court too then you will be deported, is that true?

Thank you.

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Jason Dzubow February 23, 2018 at 7:12 am

I plan to post something about this next week, but if you are denied by the Immigration Judge, you will be ordered to leave the US (ether deported or Voluntary Departure). You can appeal and stay here during the appeal. Anyway, maybe check back next week if you need more detail. Take care, Jason

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Sam February 22, 2018 at 10:52 pm

Dear Jason,
in March it will be 150 days since I have filed for asylum. Do you suggest to apply as soon as the 150 days have passed or to wait a little longer?
Thank you

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Sam February 22, 2018 at 10:53 pm

I mean to apply for EAD

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Jason Dzubow February 22, 2018 at 11:19 pm

If the 150 days gave passed, you should be fine to apply (though I heard a rumor about USCIS denying a case because they processed it too fast – before 180 days had passed; I just think that is very unlikely). Take care, Jason

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Dana February 22, 2018 at 8:38 pm

Hi Jason, can a newly file applicant (3 month earlier) reschedule his interview with reason to not have enough evidences to sustain his case ? Thanks,

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Jason Dzubow February 22, 2018 at 11:15 pm

You can, but usually only once and usually, they will only give you a few weeks. This is very unfair for people who were surprised by the change of policy, but that is how they did it. Take care, Jason

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A S February 22, 2018 at 7:26 pm

Hello Jason, I have witnesses letters with their photo ID, but none of them where notorized. Can that be an issue for me on interview ? There was no way to get them notarize due to the emergency to have them quickly and for most because it was difficult to notarize them in the country. Thanks,

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Jason Dzubow February 22, 2018 at 11:11 pm

We submit the letters with IDs – that should be fine. I wrote about this issue on August 16, 2012. Take care, Jason

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Volo February 22, 2018 at 11:58 am

Hello Jason,
Today I received my asylum interview notice. All I have submitted so far is my asylum story. Do I need to submit all supporting documents by my interview date or I can take them with me to the interview?

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asylee February 22, 2018 at 1:41 pm

Hi Volo
Glad to hear you received your interview notice.When had you applied?and from which location had you applied?

Thank you

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Toleen February 22, 2018 at 3:32 pm

Hi volo when you applied your asylum

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Volo February 22, 2018 at 5:54 pm

Hi everyone.

I applied on Jan 2016.

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Volo February 22, 2018 at 6:24 pm

Chicago office

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JN February 22, 2018 at 9:50 pm

Hi Volo,
Did you expedite your case?

Volo February 22, 2018 at 11:12 pm

No I didnt. It was normal flow

Jason Dzubow February 22, 2018 at 6:52 pm

It depends on the asylum office. In my office, all evidence must be submitted one week before the interview. Different offices have different rules. Contact your local office to ask. You can find their contact info if you follow the link at right called Asylum Office Locator. Take care, Jason

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Volo February 22, 2018 at 11:11 pm

Awesome. I will ask then.

Thanks Jason.

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Yana February 22, 2018 at 11:16 am

Hi Jason.

Do I need to attach passport copy to notorized (some notorized in the US and some abroad) affidavit?

Thank you.

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Jason Dzubow February 22, 2018 at 6:50 pm

If you are talking about witness letters, you can do that. I wrote about that topic on August 16, 2012 – maybe that would help. Take care, Jason

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Yana February 22, 2018 at 10:17 am

Jason,

I wanted to thank you for you advice you gave me last time regarding talking to a supervisor. My case rescheduling was stuck for 7 months. They rescheduled right away after speaking with them.

I have one more question.

I need to take original copies of my documents to the interview + copy of it.

Will the inspector keep my original documents with them or they just take a look and return later?

How does this work?

Thanks.

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Jason Dzubow February 22, 2018 at 6:40 pm

I am glad that worked – I wish it worked as well when I try that myself! Anyway, we always submit two copies to the asylum office (which they keep) and we bring the original documents with us, so the officer can look at them (and then give them back). Take care, Jason

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Yana February 22, 2018 at 11:09 pm

Thanks a lot Jason.

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Yana February 23, 2018 at 1:20 am

I hope it will work out with your cases too. Take care ))

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Yana February 22, 2018 at 2:22 am

Hey Jason.

I made addition to my existing story for asylum.

It was a rape attempt which I tried to hide from my husband but after he found out about it from my friend, I decided to add it.

Do you think I did the right thing or I should have kept my original story?

Thank you.

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Jason Dzubow February 22, 2018 at 6:34 pm

I think you did the right thing, but you will need to explain to the asylum officer or judge why you did not include it in the first place, and why you added it. You should also get whatever evidence you can about this, including letters from your husband and the friend. Take care, Jason

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Akella February 22, 2018 at 1:11 am

Hey Jason,

Thanks for helping with advice to hundreds of people seeking asylum.

I am seeking asylum and my parents are planning to move to another country (Russia) from where I am seeking asylum (Armenia). We were minority there and my parents are planning to move to our historic country.

Will this fact somehow affect my case?

Thanks.

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Jason Dzubow February 22, 2018 at 6:33 pm

I do not know your case, so I cannot say for sure, but I think it would only affect your case if you also were “firmly resettled” in Russia. If you have no status to live in Russia, you should be able to seek asylum in the US (under US law, you cannot get asylum from your country if you have lawful status to live permanently in a third country, like Russia). If this might be an issue, talk to a lawyer, as the idea of “firm resettlement” can be tricky. Take care, Jason

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A S February 21, 2018 at 11:32 pm

Hi Jason,
I have no EAD yet and am suppose to file by March beginning (150 days).
1) do you think that the new policy may affect this?
2) And also can I look for a job base on a pending application using my acknowledgement notice as prove?
3) approximately at which moment should I expect an interview notice?
I need to survive and earn some money to afford a lawyer.
Thanks,

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Jason Dzubow February 22, 2018 at 6:27 pm

1 – The new policy does not affect EADs, only the order of interviews. 2 – If they are willing to hire you and wait for you to get the EAD, you can. 3 – There is no way to predict. We will have to wait to see how the new system works, but it sounds like you should be towards the front of the line (whether or not that will help you, or how long you will wait, we do not know). Take care, Jason

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raj February 21, 2018 at 6:14 pm

i filed a asylum after one year deadline because when i came on b2 visa then after i filed a case for extension because my wife was pregnant but uscis they approved my case but they reply me after my granted extension is expired then after i filed student visa but uscis does not consider them fault and they deny my student visa. i have a well fear in my country and now i have a baby so i don’t want to take risk about my life and my wife and little baby so i applied a asylum in july 2017 then after 150 days i applied for EAD so can you please correct me did i this right or wrong.

Thank you

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Jason Dzubow February 22, 2018 at 7:29 am

I cannot tell from your posting whether you have an issue with the one-year bar or not. I wrote about that issue on January 18, 2018. If think you have a problem with the one-year bar, you should talk to a lawyer for help. The one-year bar can block people from winning asylum even if they have a good case, so you should get some advice about what to do. Take care, Jason

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Asylee February 21, 2018 at 8:02 am

Dear,

Currently, How long will take to reunite asylee to his family after he filled out I-730?

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Jason Dzubow February 21, 2018 at 6:43 pm

It is very unpredictable. We have done it in 4 months in one case, and it took almost a year in another. Take care, Jason

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Dana February 20, 2018 at 10:35 pm

Hi dear all,
Is there anyone here or that you know about, who file last November 2017 and got already his interview notice ?
Thanks,

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Jason Dzubow February 21, 2018 at 6:38 pm

I highly doubt that – unless the person was an unaccompanied minor or they expedited the case somehow. Take care, Jason

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Dana February 21, 2018 at 11:25 pm

Thank you Jason,
This concern a couple with kids out of the country.

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