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NDLON Denounces Renewed Term for DHS Secretary Responsible for Arizonification of the US
Former Arizona Governor Responsible for Sheriff Arpaio's Immigration Powers Brought State's Policies to Nation
January 14, 2012 - Washington, DC
In response to the announcement that Janet Napolitano would continue in her position at the Secretary for Homeland Security, Sarahi Uribe of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement:
"Janet Napolitano had the opportunity to reverse her track record on immigration when she was named Secretary of Homeland Security. Instead, she continued the trend that brought Sheriff Arpaio his immigration powers, she essentially nationalized the Maricopa County model, and she has presided over unprecedented deportation rates. ICE is a rogue agency, and Secretary Napolitano has failed to reign it in during her tenure at DHS. Frankly, Secretary Napolitano's continued presence in the President's cabinet undermines confidence in his commitment on immigration reform."