Back to openDemocracy Email us Powered by TypePad  
political magazine Help bring democracy to the US
political magazine The New oD Today
political magazine China's modernisation and its discontents
political magazine openDemocracy widget
political magazine Goodbye Habeas Corpus
political magazine Dance the guns to silence?
political magazine Don't be a lawyer in China
political magazine Have we hit the ground yet?
political magazine The strange ways of Falungong
political magazine 2000 dead
political magazine April 2006
political magazine December 2005
political magazine November 2005
political magazine October 2005
political magazine September 2005
political magazine August 2005
political magazine July 2005
political magazine June 2005
political magazine May 2005
political magazine April 2005
My Photo oD Today
A weblog from the editors, staff and friends of

« Heinz Kerry cancelled | Main | Greenpeace blows up the French »

How to become an American quick

If you really want to be an American, there's a way to earn your passport. Don a gun, risk your life, wear a US uniform, and you might get lucky like the 50 immigrants who are going to be sworn in at a military neutralisation service at the George Bush Presidential Library in Texas on March 11.

They come from Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, and they will all become US citizens by the end of the day.

Washington Foreign Press Center say in an advisory email:

"More than 37,000 immigrants are serving on active-duty with U.S. armed forces around the globe. Since "Operation Iraqi Freedom" was launched in March 2003, approximately 12,000 military personnel have been sworn-in as new US citizens. More than 14,000 military currently have pending applications for US citizenship."

Your application for US citizenship gets fast-tracked once you join the military. And ironically, it becomes an "automatic honour" if you are unfortunate enough to die.

March 3, 2005 in News related | Permalink


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference How to become an American quick:


The comments to this entry are closed.

Back to openDemocracy Email us Powered by TypePad