1 Jason A. Dzubow, Esq., Ph.D.

  • Heads The Asylumist Blog
  • Honored by Capital Area Immigrant Rights (CAIR) Coalition for Outstanding Commitment to Defending the Rights and Dignity of Detained Immigrants
  • Recipient, Department of Justice Outstanding Performance Award

Jason Dzubow is Partner with Dzubow, Sarapu & Pilcher, PLLC in Washington, D.C., specializing in immigration law and political asylum.  He has represented hundreds of asylum seekers before the Asylum Office, the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Federal Courts of Appeals.  In addition to his immigration work, Dzubow is an appellate attorney.  He has litigated a wide variety of cases in federal and state appeals courts in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and other jurisdictions.  Dzubow previously worked as an immigration attorney at Catholic Community Services in New Jersey, and clerked for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Immigration Court in Arlington, Virginia. For his work at the Arlington Immigration Court, Dzubow received the Department of Justice Outstanding Performance Award.  He received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as the Senior Notes and Comments Editor of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, and he received a B.A. from Temple University in Philadelphia.

“The Refugee Protection Act provides many improvements to the asylum system;
it helps us fulfill our responsibility to protect vulnerable people who are
fleeing persecution and it protects our national security.”
Jason A. Dzubow, Esq.

2  Gary E. Endelman, Esq., Ph.D.

Gary E. Endelman, Esq., Ph.D.

  • In-House Immigration Counsel, BP America Inc., handling all U.S. Immigration Law for the BP Group of Companies
  • Testified Before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Comprehensive Immigration Reform
  • Columnist and Author

Gary E. Endelman is In-house Immigration Counsel for BP America Inc., handling all U.S. immigration law for the BP group of companies throughout the world from March 1995 – March 2011.  Endelman is board certified in immigration and nationality law and has served on the certification exam committee in immigration and nationality law for the State Bar of Texas for several years and chaired the body for three years. He is a frequent speaker on immigration-related topics, has a column on immigration law at, and has written extensively in various national publications, including Interpreter Releases, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin, Immigration Briefings, and Immigration Business News & Comment.  For a decade, he has served as a senior editor of the national conference handbook published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  Endelman is the author of Solidarity Forever: Rose Schneiderman and the Women’s Trade Union Movement.  Endelman received a B.A. in History from the University of Virginia, an M.B.A. & Doctorate in U.S. History from the University of Delaware, and a J.D. from the University of Houston.

3Mark Pierce, Esq.


  • Research Fellow, Institute Immigration Counsel Research Department

Mark Pierce is an attorney and U.S. expert on immigration and migrant communities.  He is Senior Vice President and Director of Studies at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI).  His work focuses on immigrant integration, citizenship policy, immigrant children and families, the education of immigrant students, the effect of welfare reform on immigrants, and the impact of immigrants on the U.S. labor force.  Fix previously directed the Immigration Studies Program at the Urban Institute. He was a member of the Advisory Panel to the Foundation for Child Development’s Young Scholars Program.  Fix is a former New Millennium Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Columbia University’s School of Social Work.  His recent publications include Immigrants and Welfare, Los Angeles on the Leading Edge: Immigrant Integration Indicators and Their Policy Implications and Securing the Future: U.S. Immigrant Integration Policy, A Reader.  Fix received a J.D. from the University of Virginia and a B.A. from Princeton University.  He completed additional graduate work at the London School of Economics.


“The repeal of birthright citizenship would clearly affect immigrants and their children.
What is less commonly understood is that the effects of repeal would be suffered by future U.S.-born generations.”

4  Austin T. Fragomen, Esq.


  • Chairman of the Board, American Council onInternational Personnel
  • Member of the Board, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC)
  • Chairman, City Bar Justice Center of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Austin T. Fragomen is Chairman of the international immigration law firm of Fragomen, Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy, LLP. Over the course of his career in immigration, he has served as an adjunct professor of law at New York University School of Law.  Further, he has testified before Congress on a range of immigration issues, most recently providing testimony in support of the L-1 visa category usage by multinational companies.  Fragomen is the founding co-author of a series of immigration handbooks that provide information on the best practices and latest developments in the field of business immigration.  Fragomen is chairman of the City Bar Justice Center of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center for Migration Studies, chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Council on International Personnel, and chairman of the Practicing Law Institute’s Annual Immigration Institute. He also serves as editorial board member of the International Migration Review, member of the Board of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), and fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

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