As an illegal immigrant, committing to a society can be difficult, which Jose Antonio Vargas - a journalist, filmmaker and the founder of the organization Define American - illustrates in the article ‘Dreamers’ Put Their Trust in DACA. What Now?, where Vargas explores the topic of immigration.

“We can’t know what President Trump and Congress will do. But we do know who to trust now — the people we had to trust before.” The quote is the essence of Jose Antonio Vargas's message, but the question is whether Vargas is successful in conveying this message?

The following analysis is based on ‘Dreamers’ Put Their Trust in DACA. What Now?.

The article ‘Dreamers’ Put Their Trust in DACA. What Now? by Jose Antonio Vargas was published in The New York Times, and the newspaper is known for sharing some of the same views as the Democrats.

Hence, the target audience is presumed to be Americans who define themselves as Democrats, or at least share some of the same stances.

Jose Antonio Vargas is the founder of the organization Define American, which is a nonprofit media and culture organization, that makes Vargas as the writer of the article credible, as he is the founder of an organization specialized in issues relating to immigration.2 Furthermore, Vargas takes an objective stand criticizing both Democrats and Republicans.

“Can we trust Congress, especially given that some Democrats and Republicans have historically used so-called Dreamers, named after the long-stalled Dream Act, as bargaining chips?” (2. 46-47).

However Vargas’s apparent support for Barack Obama, a Democratic president, is pervasive for the article. “The landscape of trust shifted dramatically in 2012, when President Barack Obama issued a directive to establish the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.” (2. 20-21).4