My great grandfather came from germany in the 1880s to Kingston NY. He worked as a maritime engineer on tugboats on the Hudson. He was in that town until he died in the 30s.
Many germans in that town at that time. Church there had german bibles.
No one sent to camps or deported as far as I know so I don’t think the bad news was as ubiquitous as the article indicates.
He did, however, ensure my grandfather enlisted because he was concerned folks would question their loyalty.
He went over in naval reserves as an officer since he was a maritime engineer as well. Only in it for a a month or two since they didn’t call him up until near the end.