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AILA Doc. No. 15072260 | Dated July 21, 2015 | File Size: 550 KDownload the Document
USCIS new guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual clarifying the eligibility requirements for modifications to the Oath of Allegiance. This guidance updates Volume 12 of the Policy Manual. Comments are due by 8/4/15.
Message from USCIS:
Reciting the Oath is part of the naturalization process. Candidates for citizenship normally declare that they will "bear arms on behalf of the United States" and "perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States" when required by the law.
A candidate may be eligible to exclude these two clauses based on religious training and belief or a conscientious objection. The new guidance clarifies that a candidate:
This guidance updates Volume 12 of the Policy Manual.
To provide feedback on this guidance, please visit Policy Manual for Comment no later than August 4, 2015.
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