UC President Janet Napolitano and UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May issue statements on immigration. Excerpts include:
UC President Napolitano: The proposals under consideration in Congress fall far short of a comprehensive solution to our broken immigration system and, most important, are contrary to our nation’s values. The growing humanitarian crisis on our southern border, where children are forcibly separated from their parents, and the fact that hundreds of thousands of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients are being used as pawns in a political debate to build a border wall, are further indication of the urgent need for a real conversation around immigration reform.
Chancellor May: I affirm President Napolitano’s statement on immigration, the humanitarian crisis and the critical need for supporting DACA recipients. Higher education is about providing equal access for students of all backgrounds, and, as a global university, we at UC Davis are proud of our diverse community.