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Anti-immigrant rhetoric: is it an echo of the 1930s?

PARIS: Hardline rhetoric about immigration in Europe and the United States underlines a resurgence of nationalism and has some commentators comparing the current era to the 1930s. Is the parallel justified? From Donald Trump to Italy's Matteo Salvini, Hungary's Viktor Orban to Belgium's Theo Francken, politicians on both sides of the Atlantic have repeatedly demonised illegal immigrants in their public statements. Trump has warned they want to "pour into and infest our country", Orban says Africa "wants to kick down our…