April 2nd, immigration officials swept the country in a nationwide operation to target illegal immigrants and other aliens residing in the country. Over 115 nationalities were recorded as being arrested. Operation "Cross Check" was said to be the largest of its kind. Last year a similar operation resulted in an arrest of 2,900 individuals. Overall, the article seemed a little vague as to what ethnicities were actually arrested. Yes, they said they arrested people fromover 115 countries, but there is some grey areas as to how many individuals were arrested from those countries. For all we know from this article, 3,000 mexicans were arrested and the remaining 100+ could have been from elsewhere. The article seems to appeal to a pathos line of thought, glorifying the arrests and making it seem like we've done a good thing in deporting the illegal immigrants. It makes the police officers in the article seem like heros as well. My question is, how do they know they convict people when they have absolutely no information about them?
Taken from Foxnews.com, April, 11, 2010. (article posted at April 2)