I agree. Immigration attorney can help a lot. For instance, they can contact an asylum office; use liaison service with their professional organization, write a letter of inquiry and in extreme situation, even bring in a legal action to force them schedule an interview.
Domestic violence and psychological abuse is a huge problem. Unfortunately, abusive relationship is not uncommon. Your husband does not possess the power to kick you out of this country, nor do anything to you which you would not allow him to do. You do not need to lie to an immigration officer. All you need is a competent legal representation.