I have theories, but I do get a bit puzzled by the intensity of general anti-immigrant (read: anti-latino immigrant) sentiment in this country. Not surprised that it exists, just surprise at the intensity of the issue in certain segments of the population. I'll switch back and forth between undocumented and documented immigrants a bit here probably, but what the hell could possibly motivate people to picket and scream at a bus full of refugee kids?
On the flip side, here in the urban hellhole nobody seems to care. My fair city is hardly a shining example of racial harmony, but anti-immigrant sentiment appears to be incredibly muted. Of course it exists, it just doesn't seem to exist with any intensity in the city.