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Letter to the Editor
Friday, April 5, 2013, 8:57 p.m.
 

The Associated Press story “Obama tells lawmakers: Wrap up immigration overhaul” (March 26 and TribLIVE.com) states that the oath of allegiance was administered at a White House citizenship ceremony by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. This just shows you that this administration has total disregard for the law and the people.

As stated by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):

“If USCIS approves your Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, we will schedule you to take the Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony. Taking the oath will complete the process of becoming a U.S. citizen.

“Types of Ceremonies:

• “In a judicial ceremony, the court administers the Oath of Allegiance.

• “In an administrative ceremony, USCIS administers the Oath of Allegiance.”

This means the people at that White House ceremony are not citizens because the oath was administered by the wrong department. Think about it.

John R. McDonald Jr.

Washington, Pa.

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