Saturday, July 13, 2013

Napolitano's move to UC draws protests

Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano's planned move to lead the University of California system is drawing criticism from immigrant-rights groups and privacy advocates, the Washington Times reports. Among those that reporter Stephen Dinan spoke to were the north state's Rep. Doug LaMalfa, who did not welcome the controversial cabinet member to his home state.

“University of California students can look forward to the same authoritarian management style Secretary Napolitano brought to the Department of Homeland Security, hardly a bastion of free speech and open government,” LaMalfa told the newspaper. “While I am pleased to see her leave Homeland Security, Napolitano’s views are entirely incompatible with the UC system’s history of civil liberties and the decision to appoint her is perplexing.”

A Los Angeles-based immigrant-right advocate said Napolitano's arrival, expected in September, will be "met with protests." Given that it's the UC, that would be fitting.

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