My Life In The Shadows Analysis

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Immigration Argumentative works are written to persuade the audience that the writer’s idea is valid, or more valid than someone else’s. Ethos, pathos, and logos are three types of persuasion that are used to persuade the reader to feel a certain way on array of topics from minor affairs to contentious matters. Immigration, for example, has become a controversial topic that many have strong feels about on both sides of the argument. “My Life in the Shadows” by Reyna Wences debates for support of immigration reforms, while “Unskilled Workers Lose Out to Immigrants” by Steven A. Camarota argues that immigration should be restricted. Based her use of ethos, pathos, and logos, Wences does a better job in convincing her readers that immigration reforms should be backed. In Reyna Wences’s article “My Life in the Shadows,” she uses her article to persuade the reader to support immigration. Reyna shares her story of…show more content…
Steven A. Camarota, director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies, explains that illegal immigrants are taking away job opportunities from lower class, unskilled Americans. His title shows that he is an expert of the topic which give him ethical appeal. “But this ignores the very real harm to poorer Americans affected by current high levels of immigration” (S.Camarota, par. 6). He uses pathos by using emotional words showing that he is passionate and cares about the people who are affected by the high level of immigrants. “there were 1.5 million fewer native-born Americans working than in November 2007, while 2 million more immigrants (legal and illegal) were working” (S.Camarota, par. 2). Steven uses logos as his main appeal. This statistic has logical appeal and displays that as more immigrants were working than Americans giving reason that immigrants are taking away jobs. Why do we give jobs to immigrants when we cannot even employ native- born
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