No to Napolitano
  • Petitioning Frank H. Wu, UC Hastings Chancellor and Dean

This petition will be delivered to:

Frank H. Wu, UC Hastings Chancellor and Dean
UC Hastings Board of Directors
UC Hastings Board of Trustees
UC Hastings Board of Governors
Janet Napolitano

No to Napolitano

    1. Petition by

      Hastings Students, Alumni, and Community Say No to Napolitano

Say 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 as she has overseen the largest number of deportations in our history. As Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Ms. Napolitano spearheaded inhumane policies, including wide implementation of so-called “Secure Communities,” a deportation program notorious for its conflation of the criminal and immigration systems. Her actions have caused profound tragedy to members of the Class of 2014, their families, and members of the Hastings community at large. You can make a difference by adding your name to this petition. 

Organizational Supporters
UC Hastings 3L Class Council
American Constitutional 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 Law Students 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, UC Hastings chapter
National Lawyers Guild, UC Hastings chapter
Vietnamese American Law Students, UC Hastings chapter

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Coverage in Above the Law

      Commencement Speakers (2014): Any Controversial Choices?

      With finals underway and graduation season upon us, law students are left with only a few things to bitch and moan about: their job/debt situations, their commencement speakers, and maybe how much they have to pay for their regalia.

    2. Coverage in the FindLaw Legal Lifestyle & Career Blog, "Greedy Associates"

      UC Hastings Graduation Speaker Draws Protests, Petition

      Janet Napolitano. Her list of accomplishments is long: Ex-Attorney General and two-term Governor of Arizona. Former Secretary of Homeland Security. Current president of the University of California system. For now, Napolitano is set to be the commencement speaker at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco -- a decision which has led to an online petition, an angry social media campaign from current and former students, and other protests.

    3. Reached 400 signatures
    4. Coverage on the ImmigrationProf Blog

      ImmigrationProf Blog

      Monday, April 28, 2014 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.

    5. Press Coverage by the SF Bay Guardian

      Law students denounce Napolitano commencement speech

      University of California President Janet Napolitano deported thousands of undocumented citizens in her time as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Now, UC Hastings College of Law students want Napolitano deported from their graduation ceremony.

    6. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Leonidas Gkimisis SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • 6 months ago

      Please sign this petition. No friends of xenophobia and anti-immigration rights is welcome, or ever be welcomed, in San Francisco.

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    • Jose Maria LEDON SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • 6 months ago

      It is embarrassing what our government is doing to immigrants being that THIS IS A COUNTRY OF IMMIGRANTS; THIS LANDS FROM California TO TEXAS USED TO BE THE LAND OF MEXICO THAT PASSED TO USA THRU FILTHY NEGOCIATIONS WITH A DEPLORABLE MEXICAN PRESIDENT WHO SOLD THE LAND TO THE USA!!!

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    • mary merryman SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • 6 months ago

      We are all grandchildren of immigrants!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Kenneth Lundgreen SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • 6 months ago

      To make a whole class of people suspect & illegal because of the nature of theit origins is a sick twisting of the law into a tool & purpose of genocidal cruelty.

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    • genevieve yuen SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • 6 months ago

      Surely there must be wiser and more humane ways to deal with the families of immigrants, legal or otherwise. Separating them in huge numbers is not the

      solution.

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