Monday, April 28, 2014

Many UC Hastings Student Groups Oppose Napolitano as Commencement Speaker

From the UC Hastings 3L Class Council:

Please join the following organizations in saying NO to Janet Napolitano as this year's UC Hastings commencement speaker.

Janet Napolitano represents the heartbreaking impact of U.S. immigration policies on individuals and families. She has overseen the largest number of deportations in our history as Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security. She has spearheaded inhumane and unconstitutional policies, including so-called "Secure Communities," a deportation program notorious for conflating the criminal and immigration systems. Whether you are a Hastings student, alum, or concerned member of the community, please join us. Together, we can amplify our voices and and demand that Hastings rescind its invitation to Ms. Napolitano.

Link to the petition: https://www.change.org/petitions/dean-wu-no-to-napolitano

UC Hastings Dean, Frank Wu, has written this reaction to the controversy.

Here is the list of organizations that support the petition against Janet Napolitano:

UC Hastings 3L Class Council
American Constitution Society, UC Hastings Chapter
Hastings Advocates for Mental Health and Disability
Hastings Animal Law Society
Hastings Association of Muslim Law Students
Hastings Black Law Students Association
Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal
Hastings La Raza Student Association
Hastings Public Debate Forum
Hastings Public Interest Law Foundation
Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal
Hastings Race and Poverty Law Organization
Hastings Students for Immigrants' Rights
Hmong-American Legal Scholars Society
Legal Eagles Running Club
Legal Notes
Middle Eastern Law Students Association
National Lawyers Guild, Hastings Chapter
Vietnamese American Law Students

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