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  1. Oct 2016
    1. If we cannot maneuver immigration to our advantage, it will almost certainly work to our disadvantage

      Ending on foreboding note, call for change in thinking, then policy

    2. number of immigrants increased from 24.5 million (9 percent of the population) to 42.3 million (13 percent


    3. priority to skilled over unskilled workers, rather than today’s policy that favors family preferences for green cards

      Gives a solution

    4. (two-thirds of illegal immigrants have been in the United States for 10 years or more, reports the Pew Research Center


    5. 31 million immigrants who are here legally and the roughly 1 million who gain legal entry every year.

      lets the reader know exactly what will be discussed, very well done intro

    6. It’s been all about the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants, otherwise known as the “undocumented.”

      makes the reader think "what else would we talk about?" - intriguing

    1. Amid the tears and hugs was a firm resolve to keep on fighting, the only option in the face of injustice.

      Never presents the counter-argument

    2. although “limbo” is a poor word for a state of fear and frustration.

      appealing to emotion

    3. Obama wanted to give temporary protection to unauthorized immigrants whose children are citizens or legal residents, and whose clean records made them very low priorities for deportation

      finally presents what was actually on the table

    4. But such is the power of the Republicans’ spite

      Very left wing views, not seeing it from their perspective - skewed

    5. deportation remain stranded, vulnerable to arrest and unable to work legally

      helpless situation

    6. maddening 4-to-4 nondecision announced Thursday, the Supreme Court failed to decide the fate of President Obama’s 2014 executive actions on immigration.

      "maddening" indicates the author is upset with the decision and sides with Obama

  2. Sep 2016
    1. flawed “bracero” agreements

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bracero_program Very few people would know about this program and the history behind it. Shows their credible background.

    2. 11.7 million Mexican-born individuals living in the United States, almost half (5.6 million) have no legal authorization

      LOGOS - builds credibility through ample research (Pew Research)

    3. cooperating

      This word is used in almost every paragraph of the piece to further the point of working WITH Mexico instead of AGAINST.

    4. harming workers, families, security and public finances in both countries.

      Starting off with a darker image of the damage that has been done so that the reader may ask "What can be done?"

    5. well-regulated

      The author repeats this word very often throughout the piece in order to appeal to skeptics that would not agree with cooperation due to inability to properly regulate the border

    6. about 150,000 to 200,000 Mexicans cross the border each year heading north, and about as many head south


    7. political rancor will drown out our cooperative pragmatism

      Appealing to higher intellectuals through difficult diction and complex vocabulary. Also trying to light a fire under the butts of optimists reading this piece for them to speak out and take action.

    8. innovations

      oops he did it again

    9. Their backgrounds in national security, labor unions, the law, business, diplomacy and economics helped inform what we consider to be a realistic plan for the future

      Building credibility with the reader that the author did his/her research on these people and backgrounds to provide a balanced view.

    10. innovation

      This word has been repeated several times in order to play on the average american's idealism of "American Innovation"

    11. talking with relatives in California through a border fence


    12. Ernesto Zedillo, the president of Mexico from 1994 to 2000, directs the Yale University Center for the Study of Globalization. Carlos Gutierrez, the United States secretary of commerce from 2005 to 2009, is the chairman of the Albright Stonebridge Group, a global consulting firm.

      Establishes credibility in their background on dealing with both countries and a universal view

    13. shared border, we can build a shared future.

      Shared Border, Shared Future is also the name of the group that the two authors lead.

    14. in American employers’ interest to hire American workers first

      So much for equal opportunity

    15. as the ancestors of most American families once did as migrants.

      The author calls on the reader, that is most likely an american, to remember our country's history and what we had to do to get where we are. Requires the reader to have pathos toward the Mexican immigrants

    1. So the reconciliation of the Cuban people -- the children and grandchildren of revolution, and the children and grandchildren of exile -- that is fundamental to Cuba’s future.

      President Obama uses tone and diction to elicit an impassioned response from his audience. Using the words "revolution" and "exile" produce feelings of pride as well as either anger or sadness.

    2. You see it in Cristian Miguel Soler, a young man who became the first of his family to travel here after 50 years.  And meeting relatives for the first time, he said, “I realized that family is family no matter the distance between us.”

      This uses testimony as well as pathos. It draws upon the common bond of family that was so often broken by our relation with Cuba. President Obama uses this testimony to make a connection to the audience, especially since he may not have been directly affected by this issue.