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Don't Allow Janet Napolitano to Lead the University of CA

Secretary Janet Napolitano is the architect of the deportation machine that has resulted in over 1.5 million deportations during President Obama’s tenure. She has no expertise in higher education, only in family separation, and no place in our public university system. 


UC students deserve a President who values and educates all students, not one who deports them. I ask that you do not proceed with appointing Secretary Napolitano as President of the University of California at your Thursday Regents meeting.

Call Ex-Officio Regents Governor Brown and Speaker Perez:

 
Speaker Perez: 916-319-2053 & Governor Brown: (916) 445-2841

 Sample Script: “I urge you to be a champion for those students who have been most impacted by Secretary Napolitano’s policies of mass deportation – vote no on her appointment as President of the UC!”

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To UC Regents:

I write in strong objection to the appointment of Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, as President of the University of California.

The University of California, the largest public higher education institution in the country, has a long history of supporting immigrant and undocumented students in the state. California was one of the first states to recognize the need for tuition equity, welcoming more undocumented students into its ranks. Acknowledging the contributions of immigrant youth, as well as the inequities at play, in 2011 California also signed into law two bills allowing undocumented students equal opportunities to access financial aid and scholarships.

At the same time, immigrant communities, including DREAMers in the UC and elsewhere in CA, have been under attack. Record breaking deportations have swept the country in recent years, breaking apart families and devastating communities. California has been particularly impacted, with the highest number of deportations. DREAMers have been deported, and have watched parents, siblings, and friends torn from our home. In fact, DREAMers and allies across the UC system have held actions asking Secretary Napolitano to stop the deportation of DREAMers, including Yanelli, the inspiration for the Undocuhealth Project, and she refused.

Secretary Napolitano is the architect of the deportation machine that has resulted in over 1.5 million deportations during President Obama’s tenure. She has no expertise in higher education, only in family separation, and no place in our public university system.


By the UC Regents choosing Former Secretary Napolitano they have seriously offended and re-opened wounds amongst students and community members who are in the struggle for civil rights for immigrant students and their families.  

UC students deserve a President who values and educates all students, not one who deports them. I ask that you do not proceed with appointing Secretary Napolitano as President of the University of California at your July 18th Regents meeting.

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