Is the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services more politically
sensitive than generally assumed?
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration's online change
of address form (AR-11)
offers 'Baluchistan (Pakistan)' as a 'country of citizenship'
choice--along with other autonomous, one-time autonomous,
independent entities. For ex., it lists 'Cook Islands (NZ),'
by Wikipedia as 'a self-governing parliamentary democracy
association with New Zealand.'
The US immigration site's online registration
list 'Baluchistan (Pakistan)' as a choice--simply 'Pakistan.'
Nevertheless, it has one group (the Union of Patriotics for
Pakistan--UPBSP) rattled. This 'newly formed network' has
'Containment of USA' campaign. Its website states that 'Some
government departments are quietly preparing the ground for
warlike act of recognizing Pakistan's Balochistan province
independent state by assigning a separate checklist to Balochistan
against the “Country of citizenship” column of Immigration
To our knowledge, the U.S. government has shown no interest in recognizing Balochistan
as an independent state. I am
curious, though, about how 'Baluchistan (Pakistan)' came to be
listed on the change of address form. Presumably 'Baluchistan' has been on
the list for some
time as it uses the spelling
the more modern Balochistan, which I believe
was formally adopted by