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.