Protesters call for removal of Napolitano as U. Cal system president

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Around one hundred protesters called for the removal of University of California (UC) President Janet Napolitano, during a meeting of the school’s board of regents on Tuesday.   

Around one hundred protesters called for the removal of University of California (UC) system President Janet Napolitano, during a meeting of the school’s board of regents on Tuesday.

CBS San Francisco reports the protesters were upset about Napolitano’s past role as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, where she was responsible for deporting illegal immigrants.

This was Napolitano’s first meeting with the board of regents, and she was not present during the public comment period when a large number of protesters spoke out against her appointment.

Protest organizer Yvett Felarca told CBS San Francisco Napolitano will fuel further protests.

“Until Janet Napolitano is replaced, she is simply a lightning rod for further protests, for further student activism and she has no legitimacy in the UC system,” she said.

Campus Reformed reported that Napolitano recently pledged $5 million in aid for illegal immigrants who wish to attend college in the UC system.

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