Jacqueline Keeler wrote this article for YES! Magazine. Jacqueline is a writer of Navajo and Yankton Dakota heritage, and editor of the forthcoming “The Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears.” She cofounded Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, which seeks to end the use of racial groups as mascots. Follow her on Twitter @jfkeeler.
As with almost anything in the country’s increasingly bought and paid for political system, there are powerful interests that will use their influence over politicians to protect the activities and funding of both ICE and DHS.