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Janet Napolitano Notably Absent from Homeland Replacement Ceremony

But Obama thanks Napolitano for taking "steps to make sure our immigration system better reflects our values."

2:31 PM, Oct 18, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Janet Napolitano, who recently stepped down as head of the Department of Homeland Security, was noticeable absent today in the nominating of her replacement, Jeh Johnson, by President Obama at the White House:

"We are, of course, enormously grateful to Secretary Janet Napolitano," Obama said of the former cabinet member who couldn't bother to make it. "Janet couldn't be here today. She's already made her move to her new position in sunny California, overseeing the higher education system in that great state. And I know that she's going to do an outstanding job there with the incredible young people that are in our largest state. But we all deeply appreciate the terrific job that she did over the last four and a half years."

Obama also thanked Napolitano for taking "steps to make sure our immigration system better reflects our values."

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