By now I’m sure you’ve read or seen stories of how the Immigration and Customs people have carried things a bit too far. But not yet so far as to trigger mass outrage. However, considering how things are going I get the feeling that sooner than you’d think there will be back lash.
Now here in San Diego County we have a number of Indian reservations. Some—not all, but some—have gambling casinos, and they have employees. I suspect that a number of employees are illegals, and our local Indians do resemble Mexican mestizos to a remarkable degree.
But we do need to remember that under Federal law our Indian reservations are sovereign nations. Which means that you don’t mess with them unless you’ve got a damn good reason.
However, I can see ICE agents being sent into, say, the Barona Reservation after illegals, and in their enthusiasm rounding up tribal members. All on the grounds that they look like illegals. That’s going to piss the locals off, and they will take steps to step this.
Blocking ICE vehicles. Arresting ICE agents for violating reservation law. Whatever else they can think of.
So the Feds get further involved, only to learn that agencies such as the FBI and the military can’t get engaged because Indian reservations are sovereign nations, and the local Indians are not in rebellion against the United States but instead defending their rights under the appropriate treaty.
And you can bet this would spread, from Alaska to Florida. With roads being blocked, and federal agents being put into custody just in case.
There always have been, and there always will be, damn fools who just have to take things too far. It may start in Southern California, but it won’t stop there, and it could well lead to the 2nd American Revolution.