Immigration Rhetorical Analysis

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This paper is a rhetorical analysis on immigration and how it is impacting the GDP of the country. Immigration has always been an issue in the United States for many years and today it is still a major hot topic everywhere you pass. The entire world is discussing the immigration situation in the US presently because of the number of people it is impacting. The President of the US has placed executive orders to ban people from certain countries and many are outraged and disgusted. Information on immigration can be seen in all directions and places such as on social media, newspapers, discussion groups, radios and televisions. Immigration has changes so much over the years even kids have a say on the issue. I am very interested in this topic…show more content…
Many believe that immigrants take away native born jobs and others believe that immigration does the country good. Immigration is what makes America great and a place of safe haven not the building of walls to create fear in people. America is land of opportunities not land of walls. The article “Immigration and the American Worker” argues why immigration is important to the economy of the country. The author wants to inform everyone that immigration is beneficial to the economy of the country because it contributes to the GDP. Borjas (2013) discusses the impacts immigration has on native born wages. He shows that immigrants low wages reduces the wages for the native-borns over time. In his argument he wants to see if there is a correlation to immigrants working for lower wages stifles the wages for native-borns. The author uses pathos to mention the reason immigrant come to the United States. Every year millions of people move to the US for employment opportunities and to seek a better future for their families. They came here with new ideas, new inventions and start up…show more content…
He is the Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, the beneficiary of the 2011 IZA Prize in Labor Economics. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Fellow at IZA and is the is the writer of several books, including Heaven’s Door: Immigration Policy and the American Economy (Princeton University Press, 1999), and the widely used textbook Labor Economics (McGraw-Hill, 2012), now in its sixth edition. He has published over125 articles in books and scholarly journals. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University in 1975. Basically the author has knowledge that directly relates to the issue. His argument is to justify the impact of immigration on the labour market. He does that by examining the wages of the immigrants and the native borns. To determine if there is an effect he used evidence from the US census data in the labour market between 1960 and 2010, data to categorize workers into skill groups defined by education and work knowledge. With the authors education and background he is letting his readers know that what he is saying is credible and he knows what he is talking
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