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D069 Birthright Citizenship
Topic: Human Rights

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Committee:

07 - Social Justice and International Policy

Proposer:

Ms. Laura Russell

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Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church, mindful of the suffering which statelessness imposes upon thousands of people, strongly supports 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 of birthright citizenship, particularly any such repeal which is retroactive in any of 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.