Immigration Policy

Immigration Policy

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The following consists of the complete season release of cases and briefs from for the topic listed below. Upon purchase, you will have access to a Word Document containing each of the cases and briefs listed. NOTE: Notice the release dates at the footer of every page. It is strongly advised to check each hyperlink before running any piece of evidence in an official debate round.

Resolved: That the United States Federal Government should substantially change its policy on illegal immigration.

1 - Illegal Immigration (2007-2008) - Blue Book Introductory Chapters
  • HISTORY OF IMMIGRATION
  • UNDERSTANDING THE STATUS QUO
  • TYING THE RESOLUTION TO THE ROUND
  • AFFIRMATIVE & NEGATIVE STRATEGIES
  • CASE SUMMARIES
Affirmative Cases
  • THIN BLUE LINE: THE CASE FOR NATIONWIDE 287(G)
  • SLOWLY BUT SURELY: THE CASE FOR ATTRITION
  • CLEARED FOR TAKE-OFF: THE CASE FOR BASIC PILOT
  • ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL: THE CASE FOR A COMPLETE MEXICAN BORDER FENCE
  • WALLS OF JERICHO: THE CASE FOR CANCELING THE MEXICAN BORDER FENCE
  • THE NIGHTMARE IS OVER: THE CASE FOR PASSING THE "DREAM" ACT
  • ROUGH JUSTICE: THE CASE FOR REFORMING EOIR & FEDERAL APPEALS
  • WELCOME MAT: THE CASE FOR A GUEST WORKER AUCTION
  • RETURN TO SENDER: THE CASE FOR MASS DEPORTATION
  • ROOT CAUSE: IMPROVING MEXICO'S ECONOMY
  • C'EST LA GUERRE: THE CASE FOR MILITARIZING THE MEXICAN BORDER
  • OPEN THE DOOR AND LET 'EM IN: THE CASE FOR OPEN IMMIGRATION
Negative Briefs
  • 287(G) - BAD IDEA
  • AMNESTY - BAD IDEA
  • ASSIMILATION FAILURE DISADVANTAGE
  • ASSIMILATION - NO PROBLEM
  • BASIC PILOT – BAD (BASIC PILOT IS ALSO KNOWN AS EEVS, ELECTRONIC EMPLOYER VERIFICATION SYSTEM)
  • BORDER SECURITY IMPROVEMENT - WON'T WORK
  • C.O.R. FEDERAL COURT CLOG CERTIFICATES OF REVIEWABILITY
  • CLEAR ACT/LOCAL POLICE ENFORCEMENT - BAD IDEA
  • COUNTERPLAN: ABOLISH WELFARE
  • ADDITIONAL COUNTERPLAN EVIDENCE
  • CRIME - BIG PROBLEM
  • CRIME - NOT CAUSED BY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
  • CROWDING / CONGESTION / OVERPOPULATION - NOT A PROBLEM
  • DEPORTATION - BAD
  • DEPORTATION - GOOD
  • DESERT DEATHS - NOT A PROBLEM
  • DISEASE - NOT CAUSED BY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
  • DISEASE - BIG PROBLEM
  • DREAM ACT - BAD
  • EDUCATION - NO IMPACT
  • EL SALVADOR
  • EMPLOYMENT/WORKERS HURT - NO
  • EMPLOYMENT & WORKERS - HURT BY ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
  • ENFORCEMENT CRACKDOWN / ATTRITION - BAD
  • ENFORCEMENT FAILURES - SOLVENCY IMPACTS
  • ENVIRONMENT HURT BY ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
  • EXPEDITED REMOVAL - BAD
  • EXPEDITED REMOVAL - STATUS QUO IS FINE
  • FALSE HOPE DISADVANTAGE
  • FEDERALISM / STATES' RIGHTS
  • FENCE ON THE BORDER - BAD
  • FENCE ON THE BORDER - GOOD
  • FOREIGN AID - BAD
  • GUEST WORKERS - BAD
  • HEALTH CARE COSTS - BIG PROBLEM
  • HEALTH CARE COSTS - NO PROBLEM
  • NATIONAL ID CARDS - NOT NEEDED
  • IMMIGRATION COURTS/EOIR - DON'T REDUCE/WEAKEN
  • INEVITABILITY OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION - NO
  • INEVITABILITY OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION - NOTHING WE CAN DO
  • LABOR SHORTAGES - NO
  • LABOR SHORTAGES - YES
  • MEXICO ECONOMIC IMPROVEMENT - NOT NEEDED
  • MEXICO HURT BY ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION TO THE U.S.
  • MEXICO RELATIONS DISADVANTAGE
  • MEXICO RELATIONS - NOT A PROBLEM
  • MILITARIZE THE BORDER - BAD IDEA
  • NATION OF IMMIGRANTS - NO
  • NATION OF IMMIGRANTS - YES
  • OPEN IMMIGRATION - BAD IDEA
  • QUANTITY OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION - BIG AND GROWING
  • QUANTITY OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION - NOT A PROBLEM
  • REMITTANCES - BAD
  • REMITTANCES - GOOD
  • SOCIAL COSTS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION - BIG PROBLEM
  • SOCIAL COSTS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION - NO PROBLEM
  • TERRORISM - ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION THREAT
  • TERRORISM - NOT A PROBLEM FOR IMMIGRATION
  • WORKPLACE ENFORCEMENT - NOT NEEDED
  • SOURCE INDICTMENTS
2 - Illegal Immigration (2007-2008) - Blue Book Advanced Cases
  1. CROP FAILURE: THE CASE FOR AGJOBS by Matthew Baker
  2. FREE AT LAST: THE CASE FOR AMNESTY by Matthew Baker
  3. GIMME SHELTER: THE CASE FOR BETTER ASYLUM RULES – LEGAL COUNSEL & "MATERIAL SUPPORT" RULE REFORM by Vance Trefethen
  4. STOP THE BLEEDING: THE CASE FOR BORDER PATROL CONTRACTORS by Sam Hoel
  5. THERE YOU GO AGAIN: THE CASE FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM ACT OF 2007 by Matthew Baker
  6. ANCHORS AWAY: THE CASE FOR PASSING THE "BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP ACT" by Noah Oberlander
  7. CITY ON A HILL: THE CASE FOR ENDING CUBAN WET-FOOT/DRY-FOOT POLICY by Noah Oberlander
  8. NOT SO FAST: THE CASE FOR REFORMING EXPEDITED REMOVAL by Cody Herche and Vance Trefethen
  9. COURTING DISASTER: THE CASE FOR ENDING B.I.A. STREAMLINING by Cody Herche and Vance Trefethen
  10. IT TAKES A VILLAGE: THE CASE FOR LEGAL AID FOR MINORS IN DETENTION by Matthew Baker
  11. ROAD TO RICHES: THE CASE FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN INVESTMENT FUND by Matthew Baker
  12. WE DON'T NEED NO EDUCATION: THE CASE FOR REVERSING PLYLER v. DOE by Dave Carter
  13. Background Reading on PLYLER v. DOE
  14. BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE: THE CASE FOR ENDING SANCTUARY CITIES by Matthew Baker
  15. GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL: THE CASE FOR "OPERATION STREAMLINE" by Mathew Baker
  16. DECLARE THE PENNIES: THE CASE FOR TAX INFORMATION SHARING by Vance Trefethen
  17. OFF THE RACK: THE CASE FOR ENDING TORTURE & RACIAL PROFILING by Cody Herche
  18. VIRTUAL REALITY: THE CASE FOR A VIRTUAL BORDER FENCE by Noah Oberlander
  19. TIME'S UP:THE CASE FOR BETTER VISA OVERSTAY ENFORCEMENT by Dave Carter
Generic and Negative Briefs
  • Affirmative Response to Racism Kritiks/Disads by Dave Carter
  • NEGATIVE BRIEF: AGJOBS by Matthew Baker
  • NEGATIVE BRIEF: AMNESTY by Matthew Baker
  • NEGATIVE BRIEF: ASYLUM IMPROVEMENTS NOT NEEDED by Vance Trefethen
  • NEGATIVE BRIEF: BORDER GUARD PRIVATIZATION by Sam Hoel
  • NEGATIVE BRIEF: COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM ACT by Matthew Baker
  • NEGATIVE BRIEF: ENDING BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP - BAD IDEA by Noah Oberlander and Allison McCarty
  • NEGATIVE: ENDING WET-FOOT / DRY-FOOT POLICY - BAD IDEA by Noah Oberlander
  • NEGATIVE BRIEF: EXPEDITED REMOVAL - DOING FINE by Cody Herche
  • NEGATIVE BRIEF: B.I.A. / IMMIGRATION COURT REFORM NOT NEEDED by Cody Herche and Vance Trefethen
  • NEGATIVE BRIEF: MINORS IN DETENTION by Matthew Baker
  • NEGATIVE BRIEF: NORTH AMERICAN INVESTMENT FUND by Matthew Baker
  • NEGATIVE BRIEF: AGAINST OVERTURNING PLYLER v. DOE by Dave Carter
  • NEGATIVE BRIEF: SANCTUARY CITIES - THEY'RE OK by Matthew Baker
  • NEGATIVE BRIEF: OPERATION STREAMLINE
  • NEGATIVE BRIEF: TAX INFORMATION SHARING by Matthew Baker
  • NEGATIVE BRIEF: TORTURE RESTRICTIONS NOT NEEDED by Cody Herche and Vance Trefethen
  • NEGATIVE BRIEF: VIRTUAL FENCE ON THE MEXICAN BORDER by Noah Oberlander
  • NEGATIVE BRIEF: VISA OVERSTAY ENFORCEMENT by Dave Carter
These archives consist of Word Documents.

History of This Resolution

  

NCFCA 2007-2008 Policy Resolution This was the first year of the "advanced" Blue Book, an extra collection of cases and briefs put together by champion debaters and coaches. Contributors included Chris Jeub and Vance Trefethen as usual, but also Matthew Baker (2004-2005 National Finalist), David Carter, Cody Herche (2006 National Winner), Noah Oberlander (2007 Top Speaker), Sam Hoel and Allison McCarty (2007 National Winners). The NCFCA hosted Nationals at Berry Middle School in Birmingham, Alabama. The team of Stefan Jorgensen and Philip Mayer took first place. Philip became a Blue Book Advanced contributor the following year.