Students at the University of California Los Angeles walked out as Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano addressed the immigration controversy. Expanding on national security issues spanning from international threats to natural disasters, Napolitano said the government prioritizes issues of homeland security, border security and immigration. “That doesn’t mean that we don’t need immigration reform, I’ve spoken about that, the President has. That doesn’t mean we weren’t disappointed that the Dream Act wasn’t passed by the Congress. I testified in favor of it. And we worked very hard to get it passed and it failed by just a couple of votes. We need to keep those efforts ongoing. That’s going to be a marathon, not a sprint. But in the meantime, we can do smart effective enforcement.” Students then began changing chanting, “Education, not deportation,” after Napolitano’s speech, and were escorted out.
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