Weekly October 30, 2000
Arthur L. Zabenko, Editor
Nina Manchanda, Assistant Editor
Marc Ellis, Chat Transcripts Editor
A Note from the Editors:
Most of the recent immigration
news has been about bills in Congress but other important
immigration matters should not be overlooked. The DV-2002
mail-in period ends November 1, 2000. There is no
specific format for the entry. Simply use a plain sheet
of paper and type or clearly print in the Roman alphabet:
1) full name, with the last (surname/family) name underlined,
2) date and place of birth, 3) applicant's native country,
if different from country of birth, 4) name, date and
place of birth of the applicant's spouse and children,
if any, 5) full mailing address, 6) photograph, preferably
less than 6 months old, and 7) signature. The applicant
must personally sign the entry, using his or her usual
and customary signature. Both people in the US and abroad
can enter, but for those who are in the US illegally
winning the lottery may not allow them to adjust status.
If you hope to get a visa and have not yet sent your
entry do not delay any longer. Good luck!
Releases Names of Accredited Representatives
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has
released for the current quarter an alphabetical
listing of recognized organizations (long download)
authorized to represent people before the INS and EOIR
including dates of recognition, names of designated
accredited individuals, restrictions on practice, and
dates of accreditation. It is important that you choose
a reputable person to represent you before the INS.
Some unscrupulous people take advantage of immigrants'
unfamiliarity with a new country's legal system and
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Stories on the Radio
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National Public Radio's This American Life recently
devoted an hour to immigration issues including attempts
to reverse the retroactive effects of IIRIRA and the
problem of indefinite detention for those ordered removed
but whose countries will not accept them.
OF THE WEEK
Immigrant's Weekly has launched
a new feature - Recipe of the Week. It is an opportunity
for you to share your favorite recipes with other visitors
to the site. Do you have a favorite dish you prepare to
remind you of your home country when you are feeling particularly
stressed or homesick? Have you found a new favorite dish
in your new land? What substitutes have you used for ingredients
you could not find? Submit your recipes to email@example.com.
Each week we'll bring you the most taste-tempting, mouth-watering
recipes we receive.
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