Statement on Secretary Napolitano’s Resignation
July 12, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. — This morning, news broke that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano plans to resign to assume the presidency of the University of California system. The following is a statement by Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum:
“Secretary Napolitano has one of the most challenging jobs in Washington. She enforces an immigration system that even she recognizes is ‘broken.’ Importantly, Napolitano has welcomed debate. Whether engaging advocates or dealing with enforcement-only hawks, she has been a powerful advocate for immigration reform.
“Her new perch as president of the University of California system will be a powerful place for her to advocate on behalf of immigrant students throughout the state of California. We will look forward to continuing a productive relationship with her successor.”