Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 1985-D113
Title: Request Congress to Reform Immigration Legislation
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred As Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That this 68th General Convention, as it has in the past, call upon Congress to enact immigration legislation of a positive nature that will recognize human realities of the millions of undocumented people in the country, provide for appropriate asylum and safe haven for those fleeing political repression from abroad, and will eliminate the many repressive features contained in the present Senate bill, S. 1200; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this Resolution be transmitted to all members of the United States Senate, and to the members of the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives; and be it further

Resolved, That all deputies to this Convention, as individuals and through the appropriate social concerns committees of their churches, write to their respective United States Senators.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Anaheim, 1985 (New York: General Convention, 1986), p. 257.