Glover quoted in BDN editorial on imposing immigration rules

Robert Glover, an assistant professor of honors and political science at the University of Maine, was quoted in the Bangor Daily News editorial, “LePage can’t impose immigration rules on sheriffs that violate law, Constitution.” Requiring state and local government agencies to carry out federal mandates violates the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, said Glover. “LePage’s threat undermines the idea that collaboration between federal and local authorities should be voluntary and unforced in those areas that are the domain of state and local authorities,” Glover wrote in a BDN blog post. “It also intrudes deeply into the federal government’s sole and complete jurisdiction over immigration policy.”