A critical analysis of immigration and terrorism in the USA PATRIOT ACT of 2001 through political rhetoric

Cesar H. Rodriguez, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

The PATRIOT ACT is legislation that was enacted shortly after the terrorist attacks of 9-11. This current thesis is a qualitative study using critical discourse analysis of the PATRIOT ACT, displaying the negative ramifications that it has had on immigrant aliens. A critical analysis of the PATRIOT ACT will be done by utilizing political rhetoric to answer the research questions. Findings suggest the PATRIOT ACT envelopes immigrant aliens as terrorists through the use of specific rhetoric. Attention is given to the rhetoric that is used by government to manipulate the outcome that it desires. Limitations are addressed and ideas for further study are provided.^

Subject Area

Political Science, General|Language, Rhetoric and Composition

Recommended Citation

Rodriguez, Cesar H., "A critical analysis of immigration and terrorism in the USA PATRIOT ACT of 2001 through political rhetoric" (2009). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1473884.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1473884

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