U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Tuesday said it will no longer require incoming U.S. citizens to pledge that they will "bear arms on behalf of the United States" or "perform noncombatant service" in the Armed Forces as part of the naturalization process.
Those lines are in the Oath of Allegiance that people recite as they become U.S. citizens. But USCIS said people "may" be able to exclude those phrases for reasons related to religion or if they have a conscientious objection.
USCIS said people with certain religious training or with a "deeply held moral or ethical code" may not have to say the phrases as they are naturalized.
The agency said people don't have to belong to a specific church or religion to use this exemption, and may attest to U.S. officials administering the oath that they have these beliefs.
USCIS said it would take "feedback" on this policy change through August 4, 2015.
What was good for the previous new citizens is good for the current. If they can't pledge allegiance to the new country then they have no rights to become a citizen. They need to return to their home countries. They pledge to uphold our laws and protect this country. If they can't do that then they don't want to be a part of our country, only take what they want and support their home country.
If these new citizens are not willing to fight and proteck this country then they do not belong here !
Would this also exempt them from the draft? You bet it would!
Treasonous bureaucrats need to be dragged out onto Pennsylvania Avenue and tarred and feathered.
They should be arrested and jailed indefinitely.
Now THAT'S a plan I can get behind....
what do you have against tar. We need the roads fixed. We need to just vote these bas----- a place in hell
Those lines are in the Oath of Allegiance that people recite as they become U.S. citizens. But USCIS said people "may" be able to exclude those phrases for reasons related to religion or if they have a conscientious objection.s.'
But they have to get vaccinated ! Can't use religious or philosophical reasons to opt out of vaccinations.
foreigners have a right to stand on their "deeply held moral or ethical code" but citizens who are Christians do not!!!!! The fuehrer declares it so shall it be by dictate of the fuehrer and no one may oppose it. Hello Nazi Germany!!!!! We the People need to get this asshat on a gallows el pronto!!!!!
Who said they were giving weapons to people who don't take the pledge? I didn't read that anywhere. Only that they could skip the pledge of protecting our country by joining the military when the law requires.