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The latest federal-level US kerfuffle seems to revolve around calling Haiti a "shithole country", with "why do we want them in here anyway" tacked on. There are of course denials that those were the exact words and blah blah blah.
Anyway, I think this is interesting because it's clearly a recurring thing.
My parents are first-generation Chinese immigrants; they came over in the 1960s and 1970s. At that point, it probably wouldn't have been out of place in American society to e.g. ask why we want people from a commie shithole like that. Seems to have worked out pretty well, though.