release dates: Paul LePage threatened Tuesday to oust elected sheriffs who reject requests from immigration officers to hold jail detainees beyond their scheduled release dates, according to Metro News. He said he'd take steps to remove any sheriff if he hears that an undocumented, illegal alien was released after a federal detention request. Gov. The governor ratcheted up a dispute with Cumberland County Sheriff Kevin Joyce, who announced he would reject requests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to hold prisoners in jail beyond their scheduled release unless there's a court order. He said the Maine Constitution allows a governor to remove a sheriff from office following a complaint, due notice and hearing. The governor said Maine law requires sheriffs to obey his law enforcement orders. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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