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US Foreign Intervention and the Problem of "S&!#Hole" Diplomacy

President Trump has gotten a lot of flack for advocating a more "European"-based immigration policy, cutting back on the influx of immigration from "shithole" places like Haiti and Africa. He mentioned Norway as one place whose immigrants would be welcome to U.S. shores. Of course, considering that so many folks on U.S. terrorist watchlists travel to the U.S. with European visas, including all those Muslims that Trump loves, it would not be too long before he'd call for a ban on European immigration too.

But I wanted to share a link to a fine essay by Ryan McMaken on the "Mises Wire," entitled: "Now's a Great Time to Stop Meddling in Haiti." If folks want a history lesson on how some of the places the President disparages become "shitholes," this is a good primer essay.