Immigrant Activists Give a Stern 'PEP' Talk to Santa Ana City Council Over New ICE Program
Updated: Sep 8
"Hey, hey, ho, ho, PEP-Comm has got to go!" Immigrant organizations kicked off a press conference in SanTana yesterday with chants calling on the city council to denounce a new federal deportation program. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rolled out the "Priority Enforcement Program" (known as "PEP-Comm") in place of its disgraced "Secure Communities" predecessor last November. Activists with Orange County Immigrant Youth United (OCIYU) and RAIZ say there's no significant difference between the two in calling on city leaders to reject the re-branding.
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