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  1. #1 LePage threatens to remove Maine sheriffs who won’t detain immigrants 
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    Gov. Paul LePage said Monday that he might remove two Maine sheriffs for what he called lack of cooperation with immigration officials — an apparent shot at one who has said he wouldn’t automatically hold inmates past release dates for the federal government.

    The Republican governor told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham that he would issue an executive order because Maine has “a couple of sheriffs who say they’re not going to work” with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

    So, there’s likelihood that you’re going to be hearing some stories about some sheriffs being removed from their duties,” LePage said.

    Sheriffs are elected in Maine, but the state Constitution includes a way to remove them: After a complaint, due notice and a hearing, the governor can remove a sheriff if he finds they are “not faithfully or efficiently performing any duty” imposed on them by law
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    Is the federal government going to reimburse the Sheriff's if they hold illegal immigrants past their release date and wait for ICE to come and pick them up? Maine is not a state with a large population, and they probably don't have a lot of jail space at the county levels.
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