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The Petition is amended as follows:
  
    Therefore be it resolved that the General Conference of the United Methodist Church petition the United States Government and the Supreme Court to declare that the current Public Law 97-359 is unconstitutional because the Constitutional Law base on jus sanguinis (the right of blood) where nationality is determined by the nationality of one's descent (parents).
Therefore be it resolved: that the General Conference of the United Methodist Church petition our State Senators and State Representatives to amend Public Law 97-359 to extend and grant US Citizenship to Filipino and Japanese Amerasians and give them the rights to immigrate to the United States of America to join their parents and to give them the chance to have a better life free from oppression.