We'll return to our regularly-scheduled content next week, but here, I wanted to share some (mostly) positive reviews I've received for my new book, The Asylumist: How to Seek Asylum in the United States and Keep Your Sanity. Proceeds from the book will benefit asylum-related charities, and you can purchase copies here. Without further ado--

Jason Dzubow is a leader in the new due process army and part of the “gold standard” for practicing asylum aficionados. For over ten years, his blog “The Asylumist” has been providing “practice tips” and sage advice for asylum seekers, attorneys, and even Immigration Judges. Now, in his new book, Jason collects “The Asylumist’s Greatest Hits”—his best and most useful blog posts—and updates them to reflect the current state (or dystopia) of the law. Understanding the process is essential for protecting your rights! The Asylumist: How to Seek Asylum in the United States and Keep Your Sanity provides clear, accessible, practical, useful guidance, with a touch of humor, to help you navigate the asylum system. It’s an essential “problem-solving tool” for asylum applicants, attorneys, policy makers, and anyone interested in ensuring that asylum seekers obtain the protection that they need and deserve and in restoring due process and best practices to our now sadly and badly broken, dysfunctional, and intentionally unfair asylum system. Due Process Forever! — Paul Wickham Schmidt, Former Chair, Board of Immigration Appeals, and blogger at ImmigrationCourtside.com

Jason Dzubow is a thoughtful and balanced voice in the often highly charged world of immigration. He cares deeply about the law and the people it impacts, from those seeking refuge to those tasked with administering the processes for delivering both relief and justice. In his new book, The Asylumist: How to Seek Asylum and Keep Your Sanity, he offers pragmatic advice and valuable insights on asylum and many other issues in the immigration arena. — MaryBeth Keller, Former Chief Immigration Judge of the United States

The U.S. asylum system is complicated and confusing. Jason Dzubow’s new book, The Asylumist: How to Seek Asylum in the United States and Keep Your Sanity, offers practical advice for understanding that system and presenting the best possible asylum case. This is an invaluable resource for asylum seekers and their families. — Mohsen Sazegara, Iranian Journalist and Democracy Activist

In his new book, The Asylumist: How to Seek Asylum in the United States and Keep Your Sanity, Attorney Jason Dzubow has accomplished a translational triumph. He has managed to make the labyrinth of US asylum law clear and approachable with procedural insights and case anecdotes that make the reader feel not just enlightened but represented. It takes the ultimate expert to translate the obscure into the manageable and, as with his blog The Asylumist, his gifts in this regard are on full display here. The plain speaking in this manual is both accessible and inspirational, with uplifting reminders about why we open our arms and hearts to those seeking protection from persecution in other lands. — Judith G. Edersheim, JD, MD, Founding Co-Director, The MGH Center for Law, Brain and Behavior, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

This book ***** - Do not buy it! — Stephen Miller, Former Senior Advisor to the President

I cannot find the rights words to appreciate the contribution of The Asylumist blog to the lives of torture survivors and other asylum seekers in the USA. This is one among the very few tools available to people fleeing violence, government oppression, and other inhumane treatment, who are looking for safety and the protection of the United States as required by international treaties. I have seen many of my clients and many of my friends use this blog when they had no one else to ask. This is how important this blog has been. Providing life-saving information to asylum seekers and preventing them from getting lost in the complex asylum system is as important as getting asylum itself. Accessible and easy to digest, The Asylumist has been a lifeline to many. — Léonce Byimana, Executive Director, Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC) International

I have been reading Jason Dzubow’s blog The Asylumist for years now, and I was thrilled to hear that he was turning his blogs into a book. Jason’s clear, practical, and often-times-entertaining approach to explaining the U.S. asylum application process is both helpful and refreshing during a time of chaos and dysfunction for those seeking protection in the United States. I highly recommend The Asylumist: How to Seek Asylum in the United States and Keep Your Sanity to asylum practitioners, asylum-seekers, and anyone interested in a straight-forward approach to discussing this complex and broken system. — Dree K. Collopy, Author of AILA’s Asylum Primer, partner at Benach Collopy LLP, and Adjunct Professor at American University Washington College of Law

Written by one of the nation’s foremost experts on asylum law, Jason Dzubow’s The Asylumist: How to Seek Asylum in the United States and Keep Your Sanity provides clear, straightforward advice on how to navigate all aspects of the asylum process in ways that maximize the possibility of success. Given that we often learn as much, if not more, from our failures than from our successes, Jason generously shares real life examples of cases both won and lost. This book, which also contains helpful tips for clients on how to best support their cases, is a must-have for any attorney with an asylum practice. — Kathy Doan, Executive Director, Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition

This is the WORST BOOK EVER! Writeen by a TOTAL LOSER!! The so called author should covfefe himself!!! — DJT, anonymous blogger

In The Asylumist: How to Seek Asylum in the United States and Keep Your Sanity, one of the country’s top experts in asylum law shares his knowledge in a readable and easy-to-understand format. Lawyers and non-lawyers alike will benefit from this book. — Ahmad Sear Zia, Anchor and Editor, Voice of America

For over a decade, Jason Dzubow’s blog The Asylumist has been a go-to resource for attorneys and asylum practitioners seeking updates on changes in asylum law and in-depth analysis of issues affecting the asylum community. I have been a beneficiary of his professional guidance for years. His book is a welcome and valuable resource, not only for the intending asylum applicant, but also for the practitioner. Having been both a Supervisory Asylum Officer and an Immigration Judge, I can attest that he touches on the most crucial issues for anyone navigating our government’s asylum process. This book should be on the shelf of any immigration lawyer interacting with the asylum office or immigration courts. — Judge Paul Grussendorf (Retired), Author of My Trials: Inside Americas Deportation Factories

When we are born, we don’t know what life has in store for us. For me, it was a 13-year journey to obtain asylum in the United States. If life throws a hurdle like asylum at you, you don’t want to be without this book. I heartily recommend it. — Kani Xulam, American Kurdish Information Network

Jason Dzubow is a nationally recognized expert in U.S. asylum law who has represented hundreds of asylum applicants from all over the world. For over a decade, Jason has shared his wisdom and experience on his blog, The Asylumist. Now, in his new book, The Asylumist: How to Seek Asylum in the United States and Keep Your Sanity, Jason brings together his most useful blog posts in an updated and accessible format. This book contains helpful practical advice that will benefit asylum seekers, attorneys, and law students. I recommend Jason’s book and his blog to anyone interested in learning more about the U.S. asylum system. — Stephen Yale-Loehr, Professor of Immigration Law Practice at Cornell Law School and Co-Director of the Cornell Law School Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Clinic

For asylum seekers and immigration practitioners alike, The Asylumist has long served as an accessible resource to make immigration lawmore understandable. In book form, The Asylumist synthesizes a wealth of information and perspectives from Jason Dzubow’s many years of work as arecognized advocate for asylum seekers. It is sure to become a valuable, go-to resource. — Katharine Clark, Managing Attorney for Immigration, Ayuda-Maryland

Originally posted on the Asylumist: www.Asylumist.com