by Sharon Rondeau
Napolitano will reportedly assume the position of “president of the University of California system,” which has never been occupied by a woman. The appointment was said to have been decided by “a secretive process.”
After becoming Homeland Security Secretary in 2009, Napolitano’s department produced a report which was leaked to the media claiming that veterans returning from overseas wars and Americans opposed to lax immigration laws could become “radicalized” into “right-wing extremists.” Angry veterans’ groups forced her to provide an apology
Napolitano also wrote last August that Obama’s executive order allowing young illegals brought to the country by their parents to remain under certain conditions was “another important step forward in creating a more just and efficient immigration system.” She stated that removal of illegal aliens should be a priority only for those who pose “a risk to public safety or national security.”
The director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement arm of DHS, John Morton, tendered his resignation last month. Earlier this year, a group of ten ICE agents sued the federal government over Obama’s edict, claiming that it “forces them to choose between enforcing the law and being reprimanded by superiors, or listening to their superiors and violating their own oaths of office.”
Napolitano has a law degree and previously served as Arizona’s attorney general, its governor, and U.S. attorney for the region under President Bill Clinton.
While Napolitano has spoken out about her advocacy of allowing illegal aliens to remain the country and for naturalization of new Americans, the citizenship, background, birthplace and allegiance of her boss, Obama, remains unknown. The two documents proffered as proof of his U.S. citizenship and eligibility to serve as president, his Selective Service registration card and long-form birth certificate, have been declared forgeries by a law enforcement investigation.
To date, Congress has not acted on the findings, and citizens have been prevented from accessing sitting grand juries on the matter.