Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, once said, “Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionist.” That statement is true, because the immigrants from all over the world are the people who founded and built up the country of freedom – The United States. Even now, there is thousand of immigrants come to America to seek a better life, education or opportunities for growth. Giving people around the world a chance to put their feet in the America is an evidence that the United States is a land of freedom and home of immigrants. But in “Reforming Immigration for Good”, published by The New York Times on 28 January 2013, Mae M. Ngai, a professor of history and Asian-American studies at Columbia, suggests that our immigration system is not fair and needs reform to allow the United States welcome and give many immigrants a chance to achieve the American Dreams. In this essay, I will analyze Ngai’ use of rhetorical devices, how persuasive and the importance of the essay is to The Shorthorn’s readers.
Professor Ngai begins her essay by referring to President Barrack Obama’s plan to “create a pathway to citizenship of 11 million illegal immigrants.” This ethos appeals to everyone in the United States because even the current President, an experienced politician, agrees that the immigration system is not perfect. The author shows her support for legalization of illegal immigrants, but not the need for a strong border. She indicates that border has been a controversial topic since 1986, but despite millions of dollars to create a “strong border”, it does not stop the flow of illegal immigrants, “187 billion...
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...dences from history, logos and ethos, professor Ngai clearly addresses the problem of America’s immigration system, and proposes a way that we can change it. I think that there are many UTA students don’t know much about what are the causes of illegal immigrants. Since Texas is one of the states that illegal immigrants always a problem, this paper would be helpful and informative for UTA students to learn more about illegal immigration and the cause of it.
it is a good thing for UTA students learn more about our immigrants systems, so that they have a better understanding of what makes illegal immigrants and the challenges they have to go through to achieve their dreams. Furthermore, it is also helps students, come from immigrants families, know more about what their ancestors had to go through. Therefore, I recommend The Shorthorn to publish professor Ngai’s paper.
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