Chancellor Gary S. May issued the following statement today (July 14) in support of UC President Janet Napolitano’s declaration that UC “will not be a willing participant” in large-scale immigration raids that she said “are designed to strike fear in our immigrant communities.”
We wholeheartedly endorse and agree with President Napolitano’s statement. Our immigrant communities are what make universities, this state and this nation so unique and so strong.
If anyone needs support, we encourage you to contact our AB540 and Undocumented Student Center. The center’s website includes updated responses to frequently asked questions about DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).
All of us must do what we can to be compassionate in an atmosphere of fear. We remain committed to doing all we can to foster an inclusive and welcoming community.
University of California President Janet Napolitano issued the following statement today (July 14):
Large-scale immigration raids are designed to strike fear in our immigrant communities, and the University of California will not be a willing participant in them. We will continue to stand by the privacy and civil rights of our undocumented community. UC police departments and security personnel will refrain from joining any efforts to investigate, detain or arrest individuals for violation of federal immigration law. And the university’s five academic medical centers will continue to provide care for patients regardless of background or immigration status, as fear should not dictate whether someone seeks or receives medical help.