The City of San Antonio Governance Committee met and deliberated a measure which the City Council will most likely approve in the near future. It is a measure in which the city will pass a resolution to encourage the United States Census Bureau to avoid asking a very pertinent questions on the upcoming census. That question is one involving the citizenship of inhabitants of the US.
It is very interesting and at the same time very disturbing that our city leaders are considering this measure, as a nation has the right, obligation, and duty to regulate people entering the country’s borders, and to be able to monitor, if necessary, immigrants. This simple question of whether or not someone is a citizen of the United States is very basic. There’s a long history of asking about citizenship on the census.
This type of activity is not unlike the City Council’s approval of the Paris Climate Accord Agreement resolution. It politicizes basic traditional policy and undermines the federal government’s right to know about its inhabitants, especially immigrants who have come into the country. This is a matter of national security and public safety. It may possibly help address continued areas in which the federal government needs to pay attention to.