The text is an opinion written in the New York Times newsletter on September 9th, 2017. The opinion is titled “’Dreamers’ put their trust in DACA.
What now”, and is written by Jose Antonio Vargas, a journalist, filmmaker and an activist for immigrant rights . Jose came to the United States when he was 12 years old without his parents and was sent to live with his grandmother and grandfather in California.
Jose came to America as an undocumented immigrant and as of today he still is despite having finished many educations and making a name for himself by becoming a great journalist .
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There is also not a directly way for the receiver of the text to respond to Jose, the writer, because of the text being an article but therefore the text can still be communicated well.
Jose targets other immigrants, activists or protesters against the deportation of immigrants. The readers of The New York Times seem to be democrats or people with a liberal view on politics , so one would imagine the readers agreeing with Jose on this topic.
Jose uses pathos to appeal to the readers and tells stories from his childhood where he had to trust a teacher with his biggest secret and live in fear every day.
In the beginning of the article Jose states that even if you did not choose to become an illegal immigrant, it is your choice who you can tell that secret to.