LePage can’t impose immigration rules on sheriffs that violate law, Constitution

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September 28, 2017

PORTLAND, MAINE -- 04/08/15 -- Cumberland County Sheriff Kevin Joyce speaks at a press conference in Portland on Wednesday where he and police chiefs from several of Maine’s largest cities joined activists in denouncing a proposal to scrap the state’s concealed-carry gun permitting process. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Gov. Paul LePage, with his usual bluster, is threatening Maine sheriffs who do not hold certain inmates beyond their scheduled release dates so their immigration status can be reviewed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. LePage said earlier this week that he would fire sheriffs who don’t cooperate with ICE.

While it appears that LePage has the authority under the Maine Constitution to fire sheriffs — after a hearing — his directive that sheriffs must work with ICE on immigration issues likely runs afoul of the U.S. Constitution.

On a more fundamental — and humane — level, LePage’s continued fear mongering about immigrants being dangerous is wrong and heartless.

In a letter to the state’s 16 county sheriffs, LePage said “the safety and security of the children, families and citizens of the state of Maine” are his first responsibility.

7 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • teaman says:

    I personally find it appalling that any Sheriff that takes an oath to
    uphold the law, would turn around and deliberately violate Federal law.
    Must be a some kind of special stupidity wanting to protect law
    breakers when you have sworn otherwise! The American citizen comes
    first in all cases of immigration!! Don’t you think?

  • teaman says:

    Nobody wants to be harmed, robbed, beaten, killed or raped but if it’s
    going to happen to me, as crazy as some may think it sounds, I would
    rather the prep be an American citizen who is subject to all laws and
    the Constitution. The Cato Institution is never 100% correct and in
    this case, they left out one of the most important elements….any
    person that enters our Nation without proper documentation, is an
    ILLEGAL and a criminal that has broken federal law that should be
    enforced at all levels. Anything else is simply stupid appeasement and a
    direct slap to the face of all who have entered our Nation the correct
    and lawful way. If you are not on board with this, I truly feel sorry
    for you!!…and will pray for you!

  • goldie says:

    Hey 1776 Coalition, what’s with the cr*p stories today? Not enough news to report? How about reporting on the trial of menendez? Stop with the global warming (iceberg melting) hype and the “poor illegal immigrant” garbage or I am going to tune you out. Here, let me help you.

    http://thefederalist.com/2017/09/27/cnn-loves-to-cover-corruption-trials-of-senators-unless-senators-a-democrat/

  • Jigsaw says:

    I don’t know who wrote this but you should go talk to people whose life has been devastated by these illegals. Illegal means illegal. They already broke the law. So what do you mean fear mongering when all he speaks is the truth??

    1. mudguy1 says:

      Whoever wrote it must be ashamed of it I can’t find who wrote it even when I read the full article.

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