Guarding the Gates
There is a book about it called Guarding the Gates.
Henry Pratt Fairchild & The Press
According to sociologist Henry Pratt Fairchild in Page 82 of Guarding the Gates the Greeks and Italians were disproportionately "criminal types" unable to assimilate in to society.
According to Page 82 the press were equally scathing, ...
Was "Nobody intends to build a wall" Machiavellian?
It is more in the form of Doublethink: "Truth is What Serves the Party".
It is in the interest of the party for the world to believe that they have no intention of imprisoning their own people.
And since the party is always right, there is no contradiction in the statement (2 + 2 = 5). ...