The New York Times - Immigrants Eager to Vote Obeyed All the Rules. It Didn’t Pay.
On September 30, 2016, a New York Times article titled, “Immigrants Eager to Vote Obeyed All the Rules. It Didn’t Pay,” provides a narrative of immigrants who are striving to become a recognized member of the society by becoming legal citizens (Preston, 2016). Their aspiration to become legal citizens is motivated by the upcoming election and their desire to vote (Preston, 2016). Unfortunately the legalization process is experiencing a backlog and is taking longer than the typical seven months to complete (Preston, 2016). As a result, many immigrants my not be granted citizenship in time for this upcoming election and are therefore unable to vote (Preston, 2016). Their vote could be pivotal in this election and could potentially sway the vote in favor of Hilary Clinton if they are allowed to vote (Preston, 2016).
Upon review of the article it is clear that it written with the Hillary Clinton supporter in mind. This is evident by the underlying message that is being presented. While this article is about immigrants attempting to become US citizens and ultimately vote in the upcoming election, the actual focus of this article is how those immigrants would sway the vote in favor of Hillary Clinton. The author chooses to use words such as pile up, back log and surge to provide an image of the quantity of people impacted by the legalization process. In addition, words such as acute, critical, pivotal, and rejection paint a picture that the presidential election, in particular the victory of Hillary Clinton, hinges on these votes and could be lost if this situation is not rectified quickly. The article provides an over...
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...ts and the references the article makes to the ways in which the stereotype has been perpetuated through the presidential candidate’s overt declarations or deliberate omissions of the other populations. The article paints a picture that these immigrants from the Asian countries are a necessity in order to ensure the success of the U.S. economy. By using words such as highly educated, skilled, and imperative the reader is provided an image which suggest there is immense value associated with the Asian immigrants. While words such as quick, outpacing, dwarfed and reversal are indicative that a shift in numbers has occurred and the demographics of immigrants has changed. Throughout this article a positive view of immigration is conveyed through the affirmation that immigrants not only or valuable members of the U.S. society but are necessary in for the U.S. economy.
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