Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 2015-D069
Title: Support Permanent Birth Right Citizenship
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church, mindful of the suffering which statelessness imposes upon thousands of people, strongly support the automatic grant of citizenship by the country in which a person is born (“birthright citizenship”), particularly by the countries in which our member dioceses are located; and be it further

Resolved, That The Episcopal Church oppose legal changes which would repeal such birthright citizenship, particularly any such repeal which is retroactive; and be it further

Resolved, That this Resolution be communicated to the appropriate authorities in all of the nations in which our member dioceses are located.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Salt Lake City, 2015 (New York: General Convention, 2015), p. 947-948.