New Citizens Can Now Skip Oath to Defend U.S.
New U.S. citizens will no longer be required to declare that they will bear arms on behalf of the United States, as stipulated in the Oath of Allegiance, according to President Obama's immigration officials.
Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer said on "Fox and Friends" said that this move by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is crazy.
"When you come to this country … we’re not saying you have to stand up and serve your country to be here," Meyer said. "What [they're] saying is if called upon, and if the country ever gets into a situation where a draft is needed or something like that to defend the freedom that you’re coming to have, you don’t have to do it."
"How can you come to this country and not be willing to fight for it?" Meyer asked. "What is this administration thinking?"
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UPDATE: Peter Doocy reported Friday that a new citizen can skip the statements about bearing arms and about serving in "noncombatant service" in the military. Doocy said the person must show immigration officials that they have a legitimate objection based on religion or a conscientious objection to military service.