Immigrant students heckle UC president during summit speech

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — University of California students living illegally in the United States have disrupted a speech by UC President Janet Napolitano at a summit on undocumented students.

The San Jose Mercury reports ( that dozens of undocumented students suddenly stood and raised their fists in the air as Napolitano greeted 260 attendees from across the nation Thursday in Oakland.

The summit was held to share ideas on admitting, retaining and supporting students who lack legal immigration status.

The student protesters demanded Napolitano listen to them. Several other undocumented students heckled the UC chief before all of them walked out.

Napolitano says she wants the students to channel their energy into something positive. She adds she already has started meeting with undocumented students and has announced $5 million to provide more resources to meet their needs.


Information from: The San Jose Mercury News,

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