Seth Ronquillo is a fourth-year film and linguistics major at UCLA. He is co-chair of IDEAs, a group for students in the country illegally. Like many immigrant rights activists, he holds Janet Napolitano responsible for the increasing number of deportations during her tenure as Department of Homeland Security secretary. He calls her nomination to be head of the UC system "frustrating" and "scary." "It shouldn’t intimidate us. It should be a source of strength," Ronquillo said. "We know that as undocumented students, we worked hard to be here. Her track record shouldn’t stop us." Ronquillo, who came to the United States from the Philippines when he was 12, recently obtained a work permit and a two-year reprieve from deportation under the deferred action program enacted by President Obama last summer. But that does not allay his concerns about the Obama administration’s immigration policies.

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