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ILRC guide to responding to ICE's Criminal Alien Program (CAP). When ICE is in the jail already, they don't need a detainer or notification of release.
On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced the "end" of the much reviled Secure Communities (SComm) program. In its place, DHS created the "Priority Enforcement Program" or PEP. PEP works exactly the same way as Secure Communities. It tracks fingerprints and helps ICE agents issue detainers and retrieve people from local jails. This advisory explains the PEP forms and operations.
The purpose of this toolkit is to help you understand the various pieces that make up the massive deportation machine, and to give you the tools to dismantle it. Local authorities need to protect and serve their communities, not criminalize them; and local governments need to invest in the well-being of their residents, not in building jails. It is time for us to hold them accountable. This toolkit is not a one size fits all resource. It is designed to give you the tools to begin to build your local campaign, while taking into account the unique aspects of the locality and community you are working in.