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« on: June 04, 2010, 04:58:20 PM »

We really appreciate everyone's help. This is our working agenda and each of the research assignments is marked by **. We are looking for focused work on each of those items to be completed overnight tonight. Our goal is to have the committee wake early tomorrow morning and be able to review each of these items.

If you want to help with any of these items or if you have any questions, please email me at stables@gmail.com

Thanks!

Visas

H1B (only with larger topic areas, not as standalone)
    Questions of type of negative ground difference between H1 & H2
Employment
Student
 
Challenge of new visa categories (Z visa as example) (Steve)
    Undocumented - remove restriction (elegant way to allow remove regulation without to make explicit new category)
Large # of visas - 3 multiple ways to access those visas

Negative - delegation
    Does the regulation/ restriction question have any detail with regard to agents?
    ** Discussion of generic negative strategies to help specific aspects - Justin

Undocumented

Visas as way to include this population
    Specific regulations to address this population

Exclusively about undocumented individuals already here
    Can incorporate H2b visa issues, asylum, social services
        Would not include the entry process

Social Services

Some aspect of the debate inevitable because individuals provided additional legal status would then be eligible for additional social services

Inclusion of major programs, specification
   Alternate term - public benefits
    Medicaid, Legal services
    Role of education?
        Some definitions of public benefits clarify or narrow the role of education
Restrictions on the programs (or eligibility)
    T question of how to determine how these programs would be included in the topic
Legal Permanent Residence - as access to programs
"reduce restrictions on medicaid for undocumented individuals."
Effort to predict which social services

Concern with broader strategies than just States CP

Refugees/ Asylum

Larger wording of refugees and asylum
    Discussion of creating limiting options

Some wording options to get to just to asylum
    First-country asylum - limit out refugee affirmatives

Parallels to core negative ground for asylum affirmatives

Risk of new asylum categories

Asylum and aslyee status are somewhat interchangeable

Affirmative and defensive processes - question of relationship to that interview

Nexus test - prove persecution and then prove your status is the motive (nexus)

Country cases - to resolve some of the smaller refugee cases

Geographic modifier - "to or into the US"

Negative strategies that relate to diplomacy/ broader foreign policy actions to interact these issues

Negative strategies that link to the affirmative being limited to asylum, not including refugees


Stand-alone or part to include in broader efforts

Asylum as stand-alone

    Two parts of the debate - International significance and the actual results

    Process debate about grants

    Trade-off with regard to the larger political issue



Economic Migration - no refugee or asylum


Starting Point?
Approaches for resolution: Each includes at least two sections of the topic paper

1. Broad visa, nothing else -- includes legalization backdoor

Stem Option 1 (Broader)
Resolved: That the United States Federal Government should substantially reduce its restrictions on immigration to the United States in one or more of the following areas:

Stem Option 2 (Narrower)
Resolved: That the United States Federal Government should substantially reduce its regulations that restrict immigration to the United States in one or more of the following areas:

** Reduce and with restrict or other verb - for regulation - Vik

Stem 3:
That the United States Federal Government should substantially [increase the number]/[expand access] to one or more of the following

** Expand access - Heather
** Increase number- Heather

Category 1:
family-based immigrant visas, employment-based immigrant visas, nonimmigrant temporary worker visas.

Category2:
employment-based immigrant visas, nonimmigrant temporary worker visas.

** Family - Is there good negative ground on this issue? Jarrod/Adri
** T visa - for trafficking. Is there negative here? Jarrod/Adri

** Is it possible for an unauthorized person to obtain a visa without reversing their legal status? Steve/Brendon
** How does the affirmative solve for legal status through visas only? creation of Z visas as topical Kathryn/Brendon/Steve

Question of visa/restriction approach allows reversal of Arizona law?
article (Arizona): http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/06/03-13


2. Narrow visa - Employment only visas

Agreed upon from resolution set 1

Category2:
employment-based immigrant visas, nonimmigrant temporary worker visas.

** Assess if there are any other economic worker classes that should be included (nurses, etc.) Kathryn W visas and Z Visas


3. Unauthorized Immigrants -- Legalization + Social Services + Asylum (+/- H-2 visas)

Resolved: the USFG should substantially increase its legal protection of unauthorized migrants in the United States regarding one or more of the following: detention, deportation, legal status, public benefits.
 
Resolved: the USFG should substantially increase its legal protection of unauthorized migrants and/or H-2 visa holders in the United States regarding one or more of the following: detention, deportation, employment, legal status, public benefits.
 

** Migrant vs. immigrant - Davis

** Undocumented vs. Unauthorized - Davis
 
** What ways exist to include the H2 visa holders without otherwise complicating the resolution? Steve
    What if the affirmative ran an H2 visa plan, would there be the same reliable negative ground?
    i.e., not help unauthorized individuals
    i.e., include or not include employment

** Legal permanent resident status vs. legal status Steve
    Question of making sure it includes temporary status as well as pathways to citizenship

** Question of narrowing the public benefits to specifics?-Arnett/Reed
    Public heath benefits as specification?

** Double-check detention, deportation, employment
        Deportation vs. removal- Kathryn

4. Asylum/Refugees -- stand alone-kk
 
R (standard verb stem): That the USFG should substantially reduce its restrictions on asylum (status) in the United States.
 
** Type of persecution/ other limits?-kk
** Gender, Religion, Material support for terrorism - Gordon/Brett
** Alternate verb / types of persecution - Sarah

** Core negative ground - Eric/Jake

 
5. All Four -- visas (narrow) + legalization + public benefits + asylum
Original paper theme

Stem - restriction?

nonimmigrant temporary worker H class visas.
legal status
health and legal benefits
aspects of asylum
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2010, 05:00:42 PM »

Also - folks should feel free to post their work here. Here is Kathryn's first two assignments.

* Removal vs deportation.docx (131.15 KB - downloaded 344 times.)
* nurses.docx (112.45 KB - downloaded 333 times.)
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2010, 10:26:00 PM »

Here is the work on "public benefits"...


* Public Benefits.doc (93 KB - downloaded 428 times.)
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2010, 11:30:08 PM »

There are some technical problems with the way the site is handling documents tonight. Jeff is working on resolving it, but in the interim we want to make sure we have all of the documents available.

I have created a shared google documents folder that will contain all of the new assignments. Topic committee members can add documents, so please email your work to me stables@gmail.com and I will post it.

The folder of all of the work is
https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0ByYzS_Yr7fxcNzgyZDRiNTktYmFiNi00ZDFmLWI5ZGItZWY2YjJlYjdlYTM3&hl=en

Thanks
Gordon
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2010, 07:41:54 AM »

We believe we have the technical problem resolved and are now able to also add the documents here.

Gordon

* Legal Status_Backdoor_H-2.pdf (112.49 KB - downloaded 329 times.)
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