R2009-01

R2009-01 150 150 Diocese of Southern Ohio Annual Convention

R2009-01: The Episcopal Church Witness with Immigrants in Southern Ohio

Resolved, that the 135th Convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio affirm the 76th General Convention Resolution B006, “Immigration: Economic Implications,” and commend it to the study of each congregation; and be it further

Resolved, that the 135th Convention specifically call for termination of any programs allowing or funding local agencies to enforce immigration law, and the return of that enforcement to federal immigration agents, leaving local law enforcement agencies and their resources the work of investigating and preventing crime to keep communities safe, and be it further,

Resolved, that the 135th Convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio communicate this resolution and B006 to the Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General of the State of Ohio; and that each congregation be encouraged to communicate the same to their state legislators and local law enforcement agencies.