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for citizenship for which continuous residence is required as a condition precedent to admission to citizenship, the continuity of such residence shall be presumed to be broken, but such presumption may be overcome by the presentation of satisfactory evidence that such individual had a reasonable cause for not returning to the United States prior to the expiration of such six months. Absence from the United States for a continuous period of one year or more during the period immediately preceding the date of filing the petition for citizenship for which continuous residence is required as a condition precedent to admission to citizenship shall break the continuity of such residence." (See U. S. C., Sup. V, title 8, sec. 382, p. 74.)

The present bill, H. R. 297, Seventieth Congress, first session, proposes to amend the first paragraph of above cited amendment (in the act of March 2, 1929), at the place indicated on page 249 by the star (*), by adding the following new sentence, to wit:

" Except that no person mentally, morally, and otherwise qualified shall be debarred from citizenship by reason of his or her religious views, or philosophical opinions, with respect to the lawfulness of war as a means of settling international disputes, but every alien admitted to citizenship shall be subject to the same obligations as the native-born citizen.”

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