Becoming a citizen of the United States is a somber, yet proud moment. The steps that are required to become a naturalized citizen require a ten step process, according to the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services. The process can take less than a year, to several years depending on where one is in the process. Once steps 1 through 8 have been completed, a swearing the Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America occurs.
The Oath found on the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services says,
“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”
However, Obama has decided to make changes to the oath that will accommodate religions, which is does so nicely now with the Muslim faith and Sharia Law.
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