Drug Trafficking Rhetorical Analysis

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Rhetorical Analysis on: “Drug Trafficking, Gang Violence, and the U.S Immigration Crisis” Illegal immigration is not a new phenomenon in the United States of America. In fact the over whelming presence of these undocumented immigrants have left a forum for many discussions, hence enabling me to stumble upon an article written by Christopher Palmer. Palmer, a graduate with honors from George Mason University receiving a Bachelor of Arts and double major in History and Religious studies, is currently a Master of Public Policy Candidate at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. Palmer intern at the Department of Health Professions on prescription drug and heroin Abuse which enabled him to acquire a broad range of experience on drug trafficking. In Palmer’s article, “Drug Trafficking, Gang Violence, and the U.S Immigration Crisis”, published in the spring of 2015 in the Michigan Journal of Public Affairs Volume 12, he argues that in order to reduce immigration crisis, the …show more content…
He adapts a straight forward and serious tone in order to convey his message to his audience in a precise manner. He first set the stage by recounting a brief history on immigration from Central America and the Caribbean region in reference to their homicide rates, which rank as one of the highest in the world. Next, he strategically points to the fact, with sources to confirm, that crimes committed by illegal immigration is not a new phenomenon. Then, he list gangs like MS-13, MS-18 and the Cartels who are particularly known for their viciousness to evoke a very negative feeling in order to effectively accomplish his goal. His goal is to persuade the audience to view the harsh and inhuman treatment rendered by