Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 2012-D059
Title: Halt Unjust Immigration Enforcement
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Substituted
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 77th General Convention call for a halt to the U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s Secure Communities program (in which local jurisdictions send fingerprints of detainees suspected of immigration violations to federal authorities), which in practice leads to lengthy detention at the public expense of unrepresented immigrants who have no serious charges pending against them, and effectively discourages victims of various crimes, such as domestic violence, from reporting those crimes; and be it further

Resolved, That The Episcopal Church decry the use of racial profiling or the use of race as a reason to question one’s immigration status; and be it further

Resolved, That The Episcopal Church oppose the use of identity checks for the purpose of determining immigration status.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, 2012 (New York: General Convention, 2012), p. 321.