The following argument was made in a newspaper editorial:“The autonomy of any country is based on the strength of its borders; if the number of illegal immigrants entering a country cannot be checked, both its economy and national identity are endangere

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The following argument was made in a newspaper editorial:

“The autonomy of any country is based on the strength of its borders; if the number of illegal immigrants entering a country cannot be checked, both its economy and national identity are endangered. Because illegal immigrants pose such threats, every effort must be made to return them to their country of origin.”

Write a response in which you examine the stated and/or unstated assumptions of the argument. Be sure to explain how the argument Be sure to explain how the argument depends on these assumptions and what the implications are for the argument.

The countries autonomy is based on a number of factors like the mindset of the people residing, the patriotism, relations with the neighboring people, intentions of the people and also corruption. However, according to the article, the autonomy of any country depends upon the strength of its borders only. The article provides a general information to supports its argument with a number of flaws which could be highlighted.

To start with, as mentioned earlier, the autonomy of any country is based on wider spectrum of factors and not just the border. Though border is a symbol of autonomy, however it is not the only reason. For example, the people of the country who are corrupt might destroy the country and its autonomy from within. In such cases, an immigrant is not necessarily the culprit.

Secondly, the articles says about the illegal immigrants that need to be checked, but nowhere mentions what the actual intentions of these immigrants were. A many would have come in search for jobs from poor countries who wouldn't be allowed otherwise, to earn a livelihood. It might also happen that these immigrants purposely not checked by the border security in return for bribe. An immigrant might harm the economy and pose a threat to national identity, but the article mentions no evidence regarding this. The illegal immigrants may or may not harm the national integrity of the country.

Also, the author mentions that because the illegal immigrants pose threats they must be sent back to their respective countries. However, if these immigrants who actually came in search of job, form the baseline of every industry to carry out degraded work at lower rates, the removal of such people would directly effect the economy.

Lastly, if actually there are threats, important must be given to prevention, rather than putting all the power to cure it. Border must be safeguarded and every immigrant must be checked thoroughly and his background must be assessed. His real intentions should be noted and only then a conclusion must be made. Hence, the argument does provide information and threats on the immigrants, but fails to provide any occurrence of national threat.

Average: 8.9 (3 votes)
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 5, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE[1]
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'countries'' or 'country's'?
Suggestion: countries'; country's
The countries autonomy is based on a number of factor...
Line 5, column 223, Rule ID: EN_CONTRACTION_SPELLING
Message: Possible spelling mistake found
Suggestion: wouldn't for jobs from poor countries who wouldnt be allowed otherwise, to earn a livelih...
Line 7, column 316, Rule ID: AFFECT_EFFECT[7]
Message: Did you mean 'affect'?
Suggestion: affect
...e removal of such people would directly effect the economy. Lastly, if actually th...

Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, also, but, hence, however, if, lastly, may, regarding, second, secondly, so, then, for example, to start with

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 18.0 19.6327345309 92% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 16.0 12.9520958084 124% => OK
Conjunction : 12.0 11.1786427146 107% => OK
Relative clauses : 7.0 13.6137724551 51% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 17.0 28.8173652695 59% => OK
Preposition: 47.0 55.5748502994 85% => OK
Nominalization: 8.0 16.3942115768 49% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1829.0 2260.96107784 81% => OK
No of words: 359.0 441.139720559 81% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.09470752089 5.12650576532 99% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.35284910392 4.56307096286 95% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.67407729799 2.78398813304 96% => OK
Unique words: 190.0 204.123752495 93% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.529247910864 0.468620217663 113% => OK
syllable_count: 565.2 705.55239521 80% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59920159681 100% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 2.0 4.96107784431 40% => OK
Interrogative: 0.0 0.471057884232 0% => OK
Article: 14.0 8.76447105788 160% => OK
Subordination: 4.0 2.70958083832 148% => OK
Conjunction: 3.0 1.67365269461 179% => OK
Preposition: 4.0 4.22255489022 95% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 18.0 19.7664670659 91% => OK
Sentence length: 19.0 22.8473053892 83% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 36.8148520754 57.8364921388 64% => OK
Chars per sentence: 101.611111111 119.503703932 85% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.9444444444 23.324526521 86% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.61111111111 5.70786347227 116% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 5.25449101796 57% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 6.0 8.20758483034 73% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 8.0 6.88822355289 116% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 4.67664670659 86% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.288549984276 0.218282227539 132% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0885625877174 0.0743258471296 119% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0550336239117 0.0701772020484 78% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.157823806663 0.128457276422 123% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.065675382962 0.0628817314937 104% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 12.5 14.3799401198 87% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 52.19 48.3550499002 108% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.1628742515 43% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.7 12.197005988 88% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.24 12.5979740519 97% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.27 8.32208582834 99% => OK
difficult_words: 84.0 98.500998004 85% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 12.3882235529 89% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.6 11.1389221557 86% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.9071856287 92% => OK
What are above readability scores?


Rates: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6 -- The score is based on the average performance of 20,000 argument essays. This e-grader is not smart enough to check on arguments.
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