As the head of the Department of Homeland Security in the Obama administration,
Janet Napolitano knows all about DACA. Though it was announced by President
Obama, it was Napolitano’s agency’s plan.
Now as the president of the University of California system, Napolitano feels
DACA was repealed “capriciously” and by “unreasonable” executive whim.
She’s a plaintiff in the first major lawsuit filed by a university to protect
the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and its hundreds of
thousands of Dreamers.
“On a personal basis, yes, I have a keen interest in DACA,” Napolitano said in a
media call, but she added her main interest was in the young people–4,000
undocumented students throughout the UC system alone, many of whom are DACA
recipients–“whose futures are now being put in doubt. We’re doing all we can to
support and protect those young people.”
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