In an unprecedented move the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (UNCIS) made a public disclosure that it had granted citizenships -under a top-secret scheme – to individuals who were caught driving on the wrong side of the road in India.
“We are not only concerned about our jobs, what worries us more is how the immigrants end up driving on our roads. Therefore, we decided that while we will pursue the policy of strictest scrutiny in granting H1 B visas, we will fast track the citizenship process for Indians who are disposed to driving in accordance with our rules even when they are in India. You cannot help but respect their inclination. For most of them, it comes very naturally. And that is what we are looking for, certainly more than any educational qualifications,” said the spokesperson of UNCIS.
The spokesperson also extended his sincere gratitude to Minister of External Affairs, Mrs. Sushma Swaraj, who welcomed this initiative and co-operated in its execution while maintaining utmost confidentiality. “This is a small yet significant step towards strengthening of ties between the two great nations,” Mrs. Swaraj said, reacting to the statement issued by the UNCIS.
At press time, the Minister of External Affairs was contemplating a reciprocal measure by issuing Indian citizenship to US nationals who were caught urinating in public.