[Ndca-l] Fwd: FYI Announcement of 2018-19 National High School Policy Debate Topic

Shunta Jordan jordanshun at gmail.com
Wed Jan 10 15:27:11 UTC 2018


Morning all!

Next year's policy topic is Immigration. Please see the final break down
below.

Thanks,

Shunta
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jordan, Shuntá <shunta.jordan at paceacademy.org>
Date: Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 10:25 AM
Subject: Fwd: FYI Announcement of 2018-19 National High School Policy
Debate Topic
To: "JORDANSHUN GMAIL.COM" <jordanshun at gmail.com>



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Angela Hays <AHays at nfhs.org>
Date: Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 10:24 AM
Subject: FYI Announcement of 2018-19 National High School Policy Debate
Topic
To:


National Federation of State High School Associations



[image: NFHS Small Logo color.jpg]



Memorandum

To:                   State Speech and Debate Contacts

From:              James Weaver

Subject:           Announcement of 2018-19 National High School Policy
Debate Topic

Date:               January 10, 2018

Following are the final results for the 2018-19 national high school policy
debate topic balloting. States, the District of Columbia, the National
Speech and Debate Association, National Debate Coaches Association and the
National Catholic Forensic League had the opportunity to vote on the topic.
Immigration was chosen with 19 of the 37 votes cast for the topic as shown
below.



*Immigration*

*Poverty*

Alabama

Arkansas

Georgia

California

Colorado

DC

Idaho

Illinois

Iowa

Florida

Hawaii

Indiana

Kansas

Maryland

Minnesota

Louisiana

Massachusetts

Michigan

Mississippi

New York

Ohio

Missouri

Montana

Nevada

Oklahoma

South Dakota

Texas

New Hampshire

Oregon

Washington

Utah

Virginia

NSDA

Wisconsin

Wyoming

NCFL

NDCA















*Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce
its restrictions on legal immigration to the United States.*



The 2018 Policy Debate Topic Selection Meeting will be held in Spokane,
Washington, August 3-5. Specific information regarding lodging, travel
arrangements and daily schedules will be sent to your office at a later
date. You may also check our Web site at: http://www.nfhs.org/sports-res
ource-content/nfhs-cx-debate-topic-selection-meeting/.





*2018-19 NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL POLICY DEBATE TOPIC*



*IMMIGRATION*



*Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce
its restrictions on legal immigration to the United States.*

According to the *Pew Research Center*, 70% of voters listed immigration as
“very important” to their decision in the 2016 election - more than social
security, education, and environment. With extensive news coverage on
immigration, even novice students have a basic working knowledge of
immigration, making the experience of learning policy debate more
interesting. Advanced debaters can employ nuanced and specific critical and
policy arguments.  Immigration reform offers a rare example of federal
policy where the key questions do not often involve spending money.
Instead, the debate will focus on matters of social justice and fairness.
Defenders of immigration reform argue America is a nation of immigrants,
and a progressive immigration policy will strengthen the economy, as well
as enrich our culture. Affirmative cases might focus on particular
categories of Visas - their criteria and numerical limits; they might focus
on different populations, or areas of the world; they might examine types
of skills under-represented in the United States.   Opponents have voiced
the concern that immigrants take jobs from Americans and might pose a
threat to public safety. Examples of possible affirmative cases are:
Comprehensive immigration reform, amnesty for immigrants already living in
the United States, reversing restrictive state laws, changes to visa/quota
requirements, the DREAM Act, and increasing work permits for immigrants
with special skills in medicine or engineering, among others. Negative
positions could focus on the economic and employment harms of increased
immigration, increased risk of a terrorist attack, disruption of
federalism, and the political implications of immigration reform.

*Mailing Address:* PO Box 690 | Indianapolis, Indiana  46206 | *Phone:*
317-972-6900 <(317)%20972-6900> | *Fax:* 317.822.5700 <(317)%20822-5700> |
www.nfhs.org

*Shipping Address:* NFHS Distribution Center | 1802 Alonzo Watford Sr.
Drive | Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
<https://maps.google.com/?q=1802+Alonzo+Watford+Sr.+Drive+%7C+Indianapolis,+Indiana+46202&entry=gmail&source=g>

Take Part. Get Set For Life.™





*Angela Hays*

Assistant to the Director of Performing Arts and Sports

National Federation of State High School Associations

PO Box 690 | Indianapolis, IN 46206

(317) 972-6900



[image: NFHS Small Logo color]

www.NFHS.org <http://www.nfhs.org/> | www.NFHSLearn.com
<http://www.nfhslearn.com/>



[image: NFHS-011-Officials-Recruitment-ESig]
<http://www.highschoolofficials.com/>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.debatecoaches.org/pipermail/ndca-l/attachments/20180110/fed1b5f8/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: image005.jpg
Type: image/jpeg
Size: 2489 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://lists.debatecoaches.org/pipermail/ndca-l/attachments/20180110/fed1b5f8/attachment.jpg>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: image004.jpg
Type: image/jpeg
Size: 20628 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://lists.debatecoaches.org/pipermail/ndca-l/attachments/20180110/fed1b5f8/attachment-0001.jpg>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: image003.jpg
Type: image/jpeg
Size: 3526 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://lists.debatecoaches.org/pipermail/ndca-l/attachments/20180110/fed1b5f8/attachment-0002.jpg>


More information about the Ndca-l mailing list