Identify the principal issue
presented by the source.
Illegal immigrants are not only taking advantage of the
American healthcare system, they are also bankrupting it by
having anchor babies, exposing America to diseases such as TB
Identify any examples of
bias presented by the
author. If none exist, explain
how you determined this.
“As we fight to reclaim medicine, so we defend our nation.”
This is a bit of American Pride bias, which isn’t the wrong
Many people want to have pride in their country, and
protect what is sacred.
The bias here is that the author is in the
medical field, and understands the cause and effect of what
illegal immigrants pose to that field.
Identify any areas that are
vague or ambiguous. If
none exist, explain how you
The author is very clear is very clear with the facts, and
provides statistics from very reputable sources.
The author also
gives detailed examples behind the explanations of the headings
She also proposes a solution.
Do you find the source
credible? Explain your
The Author is a medical lawyer, I find that with the examples
that she gives, and the way she backs them up with research is
She is not just throwing her opinion out into an
article, but provides detailed examples for each topic.
Identify and name any
rhetorical devices used by
the author. If none exist,
explain how you determined
“A flood of illegal immigrants threatens the U.S. health care
system and public health.”
The author uses persuasive words
like “threatens” in the article to catch attention to the subject,
but also to cause a bit of fear about illegal immigrants.
“Illegal immigrants bring contagious diseases”
Just like the
word “threatens” “Contagious Disease” will cause people to
look at the illegal immigrants as having a certain taint to them.
Identify and name any
fallacies used by the author.
If none exist, explain how
you determined this.
Scare tactics are used in this article because of the persuasive
It is pretty much saying that if we don’t close
our boarders, and deport all these illegal immigrants living in
California, that we will go bankrupt and die of these contagious
diseases they are exposing us too.
Which I believe is a bit true,
but it is very scary.
State one argument made
by the author.
The argument is if something isn’t done, because of the
situation with so many illegal immigrants crossing the border,
and getting free services which are supposed to be provided for
legal, taxpaying, citizens, the U.S. medical, and social security
programs will collapse because of the laws.
Deport them, stop
allowing “anchor babies” and “amenities” before America’s
economic system crashes.