In The New York Times article, “Deportation Nation,” writer Daniel Kanstroom reveals the unfair side to President Obama’s Dream Act. Most Americans find it humane to allow people who were brought to the U.S. as minors to obtain residency, but are unaware of the unethical deportation of those who have committed minor crimes. His purpose is to help readers become aware that thousands of people have unfairly been deported back to dangerous countries without hope of returning to the only place they know of as home. By establishing a credible character appeal and providing emotional artistic and inartistic data, Kanstroom succeeds at creating sympathy for the immigrants that are being expulsed for nonviolent crimes they committed in the past. …show more content…
He begins the article by acknowledging the Dream Act as a valuable policy, for those who have led an ideal life are now able to “apply for temporary work permits and deportation deferrals” (Kanstroom). Kanstroom assumes that his audience is humane and sympathetic, but they are unaware that thousands of nonviolent criminals are deported and banned permanently from the United States.
Kanstroom shows artistic data, offering several personal stories from exiles. Immigrants who have lived in the U.S. most of their lives that commit petty crimes are punished by being deported to unfathomable living conditions in countries of which have little or no memory. Kanstroom gains the reader’s trust by associating himself with Marco Merino-Fernandez, a legal immigrant, brought to the U.S. by his parents when he was 5 months old, and who was deported back to Chile at the age of 35 after being convicted of two