Group to rally Monday night in West Palm Beach

As many as 3,000 members of a group titled People Engaged in Active Community Efforts are set to gather from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Palm Beach County Convention Center to call for criminal justice and immigration reform.

The group will call on county commissioners and the State Attorney to identify a non-profit group and give it money to administer a “Community ID Program” that will give undocumented immigrants the opportunity to secure an identification card.

PEACE also will ask the state attorney to reduce penalties for driving without a license for those unable to obtain one because of their legal status.

The group said it’s found “severe funding gaps” between what the county provides for the homeless and what’s needed.

And PEACE will describe how it and eight sister organizations statewide are pushing for state legislation in which juvenile offenders subject to a first-time misdemeanor arrest to instead receive a civil citation.

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