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regentsprotest.jpgStudents, workers and immigration activists staged a low-key protest outside the UC Regents meeting today in San Francisco as the governing board prepared to vote on Janet Napolitano's nomination as the next president of the 10-campus UC system.

Roughly two dozen protestors waved signs on a sunny plaza on the UCSF Mission Bay campus, chanting "education not deportation" and "undocumented, unafraid."

They criticized Napolitano's track record on immigration issues and said she would be inappropriate as leader of the diverse university that serves many immigrant students. As U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Napolitano oversaw a record number of deportations of undocumented immigrants.

PHOTO: Students from Lowell High School in San Francisco joined a protest today outside the UC Regents meeting to voice opposition to Janet Napolitano being named the next UC president. The SacramentoBee/Laurel Rosenhall



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