Fresh Voices: Composition at Cal Poly

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Success of a Gardener


Vanessa Saldana, in her essay “Success of a Gardener,” contributes her perspective on illegal immigration through an intimate portrait of an illegal immigrant: her father. Although she knows her father well, she seems to take this opportunity to explore an aspect of him she perhaps hasn’t considered in all its complexity. As you can see, Saldana remains fairly objective through the essay, but her in-depth analysis reveals that she learned something about her father—and herself—that she hadn’t realized before taking on the assignment. What is your opinion about immigration? How does Saldana’s essay contribute to the current immigration debate?