This is not the first administration to order the forced separation of families
Mark Trahant is an independent journalist and a journalism professor at the University of North Dakota. He's a member of the Shoshone-Bannock tribes and has written about American Indian and Alaska Native issues for more than three decades. His most recent project, TrahantReports, covers the 2016 election with a focus on Native issues and candidates. Follow him on Twitter at @TrahantReports.