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Immigrant's Weekly October 30, 2000
Arthur L. Zabenko, Editor
Nina Manchanda, Assistant Editor
Marc Ellis, Chat Transcripts Editor
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RECIPE OF THE WEEK: The Pumpkin Patch

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!

EOIR 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 language.
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Immigration 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.

The Pumpkin Patch

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 Each week we'll bring you the most taste-tempting, mouth-watering recipes we receive.

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This Week's Chat Schedule:
When Attorney
Mon, Oct 30
9:00 pm Eastern Time
Christine Flowers, Esq.
Wed, Nov 1
9:00 pm Eastern Time
Special Event :
Chat with Canadian Attorney

Catherine Kerr, Esq.
Thu, Nov 2
9:00 pm Eastern Time
Cynthia Ryan, Esq.

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