Napolitano as the UC President

Although the UC Regents confirmed Napolitano as the UC President, our thanks to the students and immigration rights leaders who stood up for what is right:

“Students and immigration activists testified against Napolitano, saying her role as Secretary of Homeland Security makes her a bad fit for UC, which serves a diverse student body that includes immigrants who came to the country legally and illegally.”

“Student regent Cynthia Flores voted against Napolitano’s nomination, saying she has instilled fear in many immigrant homes. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who sits on the board of regents, said he was enthusiastic about Napolitano’s leadership at UC, but also said that concerns about her role in immigration policy “have validity.”

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