[caption id="attachment_142041" align="aligncenter" width="5184"] New citizens wave American flags during a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization ceremony on the campus of Florida International University, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) 


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Tuesday that it changed a citizenship requirement for legal immigrants. New Americans will no longer need to make a commitment that they will bear arms on behalf of the U.S. as stipulated in the Oath of Allegiance.

According to the Washington Examiner, USCIS said new citizens may be excluded from the pledge for reasons related to "religious training" or if they have a conscientious objection to the phrase, "I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law.”

New immigrants will also not have to belong to a church, religion, theology or had religious training to qualify for the exemption.

The USCIS said it would be accepting public feedback on the change until Aug. 4.