Rhetorical Commentary On Immigration Reform By Chen

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Through the effective use of rhetorical tools and the arrangement of this essay, Chen tries to tell her audience that the Immigration Reform Act has been the year’s most feared, least effective, most popular, and most hated legislative discussion in Washington (Chen, para. 1). Chen portrays her high competence on the subject of Immigration Reform by concentrating her introduction on purposely appealing to her audience. By controlling the rhetorical distance between herself and the readers she develops a relationship and establishes her authority, while not portraying herself as a superior. She establishes her credibility and portrays her scholarly credit through her citations of literature and quotations from other experts. She then establishes

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