U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano Resigning … Leaving to be Next President of the University of California System
Janet Napolitano, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security is resigning. According to accounts, she is going to resign Friday and become the next president of the University of California system. Well that was rather sudden. Napolitano will become the first woman in its 145-year history to hold the post. Janet Napolitano has served as the leader of President Barack Obama’s homeland security division since his first inauguration in 2009.
Janet Napolitano, the U.S. secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Arizona, is being named as the next president of the University of California system, in an unusual choice that brings a national-level politician to a position usually held by an academic, The Times has learned. Her appointment also means the 10-campus system will be headed by a woman for the first time in its 145-year history.
Napolitano’s nomination by a committee of UC regents came after a secretive process that insiders said focused on her early as a high-profile, although untraditional, candidate who has led large public agencies and shown a strong interest in improving education.
The Weekly Standard has the statement from Janet Napolitano:
“For more than four years I have had the privilege of serving President Obama and his Administration as the Secretary of Homeland Security. The opportunity to work with the dedicated men and women of the Department of Homeland Security, who serve on the frontlines of our nation’s efforts to protect our communities and families from harm, has been the highlight of my professional career. We have worked together to minimize threats of all kinds to the American public. The Department has improved the safety of travelers; implemented smart steps that make our immigration system more fair and focused while deploying record resources to protect our nation’s borders; worked with states to build resiliency and make our nation’s emergency and disaster response capabilities more robust; and partnered with the private sector to improve our cybersecurity. After four plus years of focusing on these challenges, I will be nominated as the next President of the University of California to play a role in educating our nation’s next generation of leaders. I thank President Obama for the chance to serve our nation during this important chapter in our history, and I know the Department of Homeland Security will continue to perform its important duties with the honor and focus that the American public expects.”
Statement from Obama:
I want to thank Secretary Napolitano for her outstanding work on behalf of the American people over the last four years. At the Department of Homeland Security, Janet’s portfolio has included some of the toughest challenges facing our country. She’s worked around the clock to respond to natural disasters, from the Joplin tornado to Hurricane Sandy, helping Americans recover and rebuild. Since day one, Janet has led my administration’s effort to secure our borders, deploying a historic number of resources, while also taking steps to make our immigration system fairer and more consistent with our values. And the American people are safer and more secure thanks to Janet’s leadership in protecting our homeland against terrorist attacks. I’ve come to rely on Janet’s judgment and advice, but I’ve also come to value her friendship. And as she begins a new chapter in a remarkable career of public service, I wish her the best of luck.
AZ Governor Jan Brewer in Response to SCOTUS Ruling on Arizona Immigration Law S.B. 1070 … Then to Homeland Security, Napolitano & Obama Suspend 287(g) Agreements … Drop Dead Arizona (VIDEO)
HOPE AND CHANGE, OBAMA VINDICTIVE STYLE …
First Arizona Jan Governor responds to the US Supreme Court ‘s ruling on Arizona’s Immigration Law S.S. 1070, then 3 hours later Brewer and the citizens of Arizona were presented with the Obama White House and Homeland’s Security’s vindictive reprisal. Homeland Security and Janet Napalitano suspended the seven 287(g) task force agreements with Arizona law enforcement officials.
In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News today, Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ), the woman who signed into law SB 1070, the controversial bill dealing with illegal immigration upheld in part by the Supreme Court today, called the ruling a “victory” but added that the federal government was continuing to place Arizona “under assault.”
“I believe that this Supreme Court unanimously upheld the section that it is the heart of the bill,” she said. “It’s a victory for the rule of law and the 10th amendment.”
See VIDEO HERE.
No sooner did the SCOTUS make their decision and the Obama Administration attacked in only the vindictive nature that they know how suspended the 287(g) agreements with Arizona that allowed state and federal authorities to work together in battling illegal immigration. Wow, the Obama Administration just declared war on Arizona. Feds set up a hotline for people to nark on the state officials for so-called civil rights violations. This is the equivalence to a ‘wanted poster’ for state authorities doing their job as voted unanimously bt the SCOTUS. What on earth is going on?
DROP DEAD ARIZONA
Video Hat Tip: Mediaite
Following the Supreme Court decision about Arizona’s immigration law, Greta Van Susteren spoke with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who wasn’t sky in holding back her feelings about the decision. Brewer — who you may recall had a brief, finger-wagging encounter with President Obama — criticized the current administration for abandoning Arizona, and not letting her protect her state’s citizens.
“This is politics at its best,” Brewer said of the decision, expressing the rescinding of 287(g) privileges, which would allow law enforcement to use a database system to verify citizenship status. From the beginning, she said, the Obama administration has “downplayed the border situation Arizona” faces daily. And they sued the state “for trying to protect the citizens.”
It is obvious that Barack Obama must go. No one will be able to deal with a President who will not enforce the rule of law in America when he decides as a King that he does not want to. It is impossible to deal with the obstruction of the Obama Administration and Attorney general Eric Holder with regards to ‘Fast and Furious’ and now when they do not get their way, they try and punish a state. There must be comprehensive immigration reform in the US; however, Obama is hardly the honest broker to have as President to ever attempt such a change. Obama changed immigration law last week by executive fiat in stating that only a certain group of people will be granted amnesty. Even though he had previously stated he did not have the authority.
Barack Obama can kiss the state of Arizona goodbye in the 2012 Presidential election.
UPDATE I: More from AZ Gov. Jan Brewer and Obama says Drop Dead Arizona from the Politico. Also, the commentary from Rush Limbaugh regarding ‘The Regime Refuses to Enforce the Border and Tells the State of Arizona to Go to Hell’. Limbaugh went on to say, “He has written off the state of Texas. He’s written off white, working families. He’s now written off the state of Arizona. Arizona was a state that was in play. I don’t even understand why, but it was a state that was in play according to all the experts and all the presidential polling data. Well, not any longer! Arizona is… He doesn’t care.”
“It just is incomprehensible to think that this has all taken place today. And it ticks me off. I think that it should tick the people of America off,” she added. “And it’s almost become apparent that they can do whatever they darn well want! They don’t want to enforce their laws. They won’t let us help them enforce their laws.” [...]
Brewer also criticized the policy shift in an interview with John King of CNN.
“They arbitrarily single out Arizona and sent a bomb, if you will, across our bow and made Arizona once again a target,” she said. “The people of America ought to be outraged. This is absolutely an assault.”
Following SCOTUS Decison on Arizona Immigration, Homeland Security Suspends Immigration Agreements With Arizona Police
Talk about vindictive … Once again King Obama speaks and disregards the US Constitution, the US Supreme Court and his Oath of office … How’s that “hopey, changey” thing working out for you America?
In yet another act of Executive defiance, Barack Obama’s Homeland Security suspends Immigration agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws. They have issued a a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting cases of illegal immigration. The following is an act of a sore loser President. On Monday the administration officials also said they are ending the seven 287(g) task force agreements with Arizona law enforcement officials, which proactively had granted some local police the powers to enforce immigration laws. UNREAL. So much for the rule of law and separation of powers. We have a President who thinks he is King.
The Obama administration said Monday it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws, and said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants that the Homeland Security Department may get from Arizona police.
Administration officials, speaking on condition they not be named, told reporters they expect to see an increase in the number of calls they get from Arizona police — but that won’t change President Obama’s decision to limit whom the government actually tries to detain and deport.
“We will not be issuing detainers on individuals unless they clearly meet our defined priorities,” one official said in a telephone briefing.
The official said that despite the increased number of calls, which presumably means more illegal immigrants being reported, the Homeland Security Department is unlikely to detain a significantly higher number of people and won’t be boosting personnel to handle the new calls.
The Lonely Conservative says, why should we be surprised by the actions of the Obama Administration. If this is how they act, when the SCOTUS rules, could you imagine what Obama and his henchman will do of the Court strikes down Obamacare?
So this is what you get when you dare go against Barack Obama, you wind up on his enemies list. As stated at the PJ Tatler, This is a political maneuver designed to punish Arizona. Barack Obama congratulates the Muslim Brotherhood on their victory in the Egyptian Presidency, yet attack a US State and tries to make an example out of them because they dare defy der Obama on enforcing illegal immigration. Obama must be voted out in 2012, can you only imagine the disregard of the people and the US Constitution with a lame duck President?
It also tells us that the administration has given up on winning Arizona, which until recently was considered a swing state, this fall. Obama has written it off, and is now going Soviet on it to make it an example to others. He is essentially kicking Arizona out of whatever is left of the federal government’s border enforcement, declaring to smugglers and traffickers that Arizona is very much on its own.
FBI Warns of Anti-Government Extremists Opposed to Taxes & Regulations Pose a Growing Threat to Local Law Enforcement in United States
How disturbing and irresponsible … Welcome to the Hope and Change that Barack Obama promised.
The FBI warned Monday that anti-government extremists opposed to taxes and regulations pose a growing threat to local law enforcement officers in the United States. Hmm, just who are they pointing at? It sounds an awful lot like the Tea Party doesn’t it?
Anti-government extremists opposed to taxes and regulations pose a growing threat to local law enforcement officers in the United States, the FBI warned on Monday.
These extremists, sometimes known as “sovereign citizens,” believe they can live outside any type of government authority, FBI agents said at a news conference.
The extremists may refuse to pay taxes, defy government environmental regulations and believe the United States went bankrupt by going off the gold standard.
Routine encounters with police can turn violent “at the drop of a hat,” said Stuart McArthur, deputy assistant director in the FBI’s counterterrorism division.
Remember when Home Land Security (HLS) Janet Napolitano disgracefully called Military Vets are Right Wing Extremists?
The FBI would target concerned citizens doing their duty to question their government and actually want responsible spending and taxes as opposed to an Occupy Wall Street protect movement that has promoted anarchy and violence. Who are the ones assaulting police officers? Oh yea, and #OWS has such kind things to say about local law enforcement. Sick indeed. Welcome America to the “Hope & Change” you were promised.
Priceless, Napolitano Visits Afghanistan to Discuss Afghan Border Security, but Back Home Refuses to Secure USA – Mexico Border
File this one under, you have got to be “friggin” kidding me …
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano visits Afghanistan in an attempt to find new ways to establish a border security and customs system to counter terrorism while allowing legitimate travel and trade. WHAT!!! This from the same person who refuses to secure the US – Mexican border? Are you joking, this is like a bad SNL skit.
I will secure the Afghan border just like I have done with the US-Mexican one
Question, what will Napolitano call the terrorist that sneak across the Afghan-Pakistan border … undocumented Jihadists? How can any one take this serious? Napolitano and her cronies are supposed to affect Afghan border security when right under her very nose in the United States she has failed miderably to secure let alone address the issue of the border. Just ask the family of deceased border agent Brian Terry whether Napolitano is doing a good job at securing the border? We have an Obama Administration that is more concerned with going after Arizona and their efforts to protect their citizens than they do securing the border. Now they are going to show their expertise in Afghanistan. I feel confident. Unconfirmed reports states that terrorist in Pakistan were wetting them self with laughter.
Six Department of Homeland Security (DHS) customs and border security officials will accompany Napolitano on the weeklong trip, which will include stops in Qatar, Israel and Belgium.
Napolitano spent Friday morning touring Afghanistan’s Torkham Border Crossing with Pakistan and meeting with Afghan an U.S. border security and customs officials to find new ways to establish a border-security and customs system to counter terrorism while allowing legitimate travel and trade.
Janet Napolitano Says Director Of National Intelligence Did Not “Need” To Know About London Terror Plot
The London terror plot arrests, it was a need to know basis and HHS Secretary felt that the Director Of National Intelligence did not need to know. I feel safe. It is exactly this type of dealing with terrorism that makes “We the People” feel unsafe.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in an interview with CNN’s State of the Union said that Director Of National Intelligence James Clapper did not need to know about the 12 terror suspects arrested in London in a terror plot because he was involved in other things. Napolitano claims that because others know, there was no need to be concerned.
The eye opening and startling event took place during an ABC – Diane Sawyer interview with National Director of Intelligence James Clapper, Chief Counter Intelligence advisor John Brennan and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, when James Clapper was caught off guard and had no idea of the days news that 12 terrorists had been arrested in the UK.
Coming soon to a Mall and Hotel near you … over aggressive Obama state security pat down.
The Obama administration is going to step up security as so-called “oft targets” like hotels and malls. One has to wonder just how they are going to accomplish this. Will mall rent-a-cops be allowed to do pat downs and administer naked body scans? Mall security can bearly handle teens, now they are going to handle terrorism? Will there be a terror watch list for hotel check in? Maybe Obama will have Napolitano implement special surveillance cameras at the hotel continental breakfasts?
The United States is stepping up security at “soft targets” like hotels and shopping malls, as well as trains and ports, as it counters the evolving Al-Qaeda threat, a top official said Sunday.
A year after a foiled plot to bomb a US-bound passenger plane, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told CNN’s “State of the Union” program that other places and modes of transportation must now be scrutinized.
Napolitano tells family of critical and grieving fallen border agent that Obama’s done more in two years than any president.
Home Land Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was not a happy camper when she and President Obama were criticized by the Terry Family who lost their son during a shootout near the Arizona border this week. The arrogance of the Obama administration is sickening. They actually believe that they do not have to answer to the families of fallen heroes.
Yet another cluless, over their head Obama Admin
The must see VIDEO of the grieving Terry Family giving the Obama Administration an earful.
Janet Napolitano thought she was going to just walk into a funeral for a fallen hero and not have to take flack for the lack of any border security policy on the Mexican border. The grieving family said that Napolitano’s words were empty. The Terry family told Napolitano to, “wake your man up in the White House”, to which she responded back to the family of a fallen border security hero, that Obama’s done more in two years than any president. What class.
How arrogant are these folks, Napolitano chided reporters for reporting the news.