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September 3, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
Adding their voices to a debate that also has engaged media organizations, UCLA's undergraduate student government recently approved a resolution that condemned the use of the term “illegal” when describing  immigrants in the U.S. without legal permission. The so-called “Drop the I-Word” resolution declared, in part, that: "We are aware that certain racially derogatory language used in media, political discourse and other institutional settings has historically bolstered the foundation for racially harmful actions including racial profiling practices, punitive policies targeting socially marginalized groups, hate crimes and violence.” It also said that some students have expressed fears about the appointment of Janet Napolitano as the next UC system president because she helped oversee an expansion of deportations during her recently concluded term as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security.
May 17, 2010 | By Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times
A few hundred immigration activists descended Sunday on Pomona College to protest Arizona's controversial anti-illegal immigration law and the policies of commencement speaker Janet Napolitano, secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Demonstrators said Napolitano has continued to expand immigration programs that they say were precursors to Arizona's law, which requires police officers to check the immigration status of anybody they stop and suspect may be here illegally.
October 31, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
Reaction was broad and swift Thursday to the announcement by UC president Janet Napolitano that she would allocate $5 million in university funds to help the system's estimated 900 students who entered the country illegally.   The issue of how to treat those who don't have proper immigration papers is a hot one for Napolitano. Critics contend that, in her previous job as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, she oversaw an increase in deportations and they have protested her selection as UC president.
July 12, 2013 | By Karin Klein
In picking Janet Napolitano as the new University of California president, the regents are in ways falling in line with a trend: the hiring of non-academics to head colleges. A survey last year by the American Council on Education found that 1 in 5 college presidents don't come from academia. But the traditional path among these non-traditional hires is to pick from the business world on the assumption that financial savvy will help colleges bring in new money and manage what they have in better ways.
July 12, 2013 | By Cindy Chang
Seth Ronquillo is a fourth-year film and linguistics major at UCLA. He is co-chair of IDEAs, a group for students in the country illegally. Like many immigrant rights activists, he holds Janet Napolitano responsible for the increasing number of deportations during her tenure as Department of Homeland Security secretary. He calls her nomination to be head of the UC system "frustrating" and "scary. " "It shouldn't intimidate us. It should be a source of strength," Ronquillo said.
August 24, 2005 | Steven Bodzin, Times Staff Writer
Responding to protests from state leaders in the Southwest, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has offered tighter coordination between federal agencies and police in Arizona and New Mexico to deal with problems caused by illegal immigration. He sent a letter to Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano on Monday accepting her offer of state police officers to help federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents quickly deport undocumented immigrants.
April 28, 2009 | Noam N. Levey
Faced with the international outbreak of swine flu and mounting concern about the threat to Americans, the Obama administration is relying on a member of the president's Cabinet with almost no background in medicine: Janet Napolitano, the secretary of Homeland Security. Over the last two days, Napolitano has been a constant presence on television and in news reports, urging calm and offering reassurance while laying out the facts and the government's response to the outbreak.
April 5, 2013 | By Brian Bennett
WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee asked the Obama administration Friday to provide data to back up its assertions that the southwest border is more secure than it has been in decades. In a letter to Janet Napolitano, secretary of Homeland Security, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said the administration's claims of success on the border appeared at odds with a Times story Thursday that cited details from internal Customs and Border Patrol reports.
May 5, 2010 | Tim Rutten
The people behind Arizona's new anti-immigrant statute have at least one thing right: This mean-spirited law was enacted because the federal government has abdicated its responsibility to address the immigration system's moral and functional failures. On Sunday, the state's largest newspaper, the Arizona Republic, took the unprecedented step of giving its entire front page over to an editorial making exactly that point. "The federal government is abdicating its duty on the border.
December 8, 2013 | Larry Gordon
Janet Napolitano views her new job as president of the University of California system as being primarily "a huge public advocate for higher ed. " The former Arizona governor and U.S. secretary of Homeland Security was an unusual choice for UC: a politician without prior leadership experience in academia. Napolitano, 56, the first woman to hold the post, is paid $570,000 a year plus housing to manage the sprawling chain of 10 campuses, five medical centers and numerous research centers.
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