Natalie Keyssar FADAR.com

Credibility on Dreamer’s on DACA (P3)

Dreamer’s On DACA And What Happens If Trump Takes It Away” written by Nina Mashurova and illustrated by Natalie Keyssar was written on January 18, 2017 and published on a website called FADER. This website, FADER, is a news outlet for music and cultural lifestyle. On the website, they define themselves as “the definitive voice of music and the lifestyle that surrounds it.” In this article Mashurova didn’t give only her opinion, she gave a voice to 5 other individuals who are DACA recipients. They gave their own feelings and opinions on how taking away DACA was going to effect their futures, back when it was only a rumor. The DACA recipients not only talked about taking the program away, but they also spoke of how DACA improved their own lives and helped their families. The purpose of this article is to informative to those who are looking to hear what DACA recipients have to say for themselves. Her main points are to show not only hers but other’s opinions on the situation, she wanted to lend her platform to others in order to support them and allow them to speak up.

I believe that this article is credible because it gives the perspectives of the author along with DACA recipients, who are able to speak for themselves. Although some of the links are out of date, others are websites that give support or inform those on what DACA is and how it is beneficial.

The Author

The Author’s and photographer’s name are both on the article right away along with the title. However, the credentials of both are not listed, but they do have a link for both of them to show their works. When clicking on Mashurova’s link I discover that this article is her only ‘culture’ article because all the other ones are about music. So I wonder why she switched over with her topics, and maybe that is why instead of writing a piece on her “own,” she interviewed DACA recipients and had the whole article written from their perspectives. Showing that their points on the issue of DACA are on the side of DACA recipients themselves. Another thing I noticed, is that Mashurova doesn’t have any contact information, all the contact information is for the website itself.

Purpose & Objectivity

The purpose of this article is to allow readers to gain knowledge of how DACA has helped people and how they feel with it being taken away. Guadalupe 24, stated “ DACA also gave me the opportunity to visit my family in Mexico for the first time in 20 years” (Mashorova). Showing how DACA helped families who were separated due to immigration laws. Which gives insight to the reader about not only the DACA community but the immigration community.

Accuracy & Reliability

For the most part, the article does not have any links, to support their claims, only in the first paragraph does the author provide links to support her claims, but they are from 2015, two years old. The rest of the article is well researched since the author had to do multiple interviews in order to obtain her material. I am not able to check the accuracy of those who were interviewed, since they are kept anonymous, except for their first names and age. However, there are other links that give information on DACA that helps support what the other is saying.

Conclusion

Since the article includes many interviews of DACA recipients, along with informational sites, I believe that the article is credible. Although there are some flaws, such as some of the supporting links being outdated by two years, there is still reason on the credibility. The reader is able to gain a greater understanding on how DACA recipients are effect by DACA recipients themselves.

Work Cited

Mashurova, Nina. “Dreamers On DACA And What Happens If Trump Takes It Away.” The FADER, The FADER, 13 Sept. 2017, www.thefader.com/2017/01/18/daca-undocumented-youth-interview-trump.

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