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Former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano Says DACA Ruling Is Not Enough

Former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano sued the federal government over the rescinding of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA. Napolitano is now President of the University of California.

A judge ruled in Napolitano’s favor. However, when she was asked on CNN if the ruling negates the need for a congressional solution to DACA, Napolitano said absolutely not.

“I still think that it is urgent for Congress to act,” Napolitano said. “The ruling is temporary in nature. As I like to say, show me a 10 foot wall. I will show you a 12 foot ladder."

Napolitano said the ruling does allow those who are currently enrolled in DACA or who lost their DACA status after Sept. 5 to re-enroll. She said it’s a protection for the 800,000 or so Dreamers already in the program. 

Senior field correspondent Bridget Dowd has a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.