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  1. I'm somewhat new to Debate (Novice going Open). I ran into a SIV Visa case that I have no idea how to debate against. I can't find a way to really argue against the US Moral Obligation. The SIV Aff I went against only had 1 Advantage: US Obligation argues that US has yet to fulfill their end of the bargain for Iraqi & Afghanistan Translators under threat of Taliban Terrorism. 50,000 of them are backlogged & desperately need to come to the US (1 killed every 36 hrs) <-- 2015 card ! is a structural Violence (Ppl dying is bad Plan was vague Eliminates the Cap for SIV Translators One line of text that says would reduce applicant requirements Their solvency card also said that if the cap were be lowered than the Department of State would expedite visa processing. Framing Basically ignore any Large Impacts due to lower probability -i.e People dying now so, don't listen to Trump's Base US has a obligation to uphold their side With the Advantage only being about fulfilling obligations. I have little idea on how to convince a lay judge not to vote for this plan. In terms on Neg On-Case: I could only find arguments that there were process delays which was negated by their solvency I couldn't see a way to win an argument that when the translators went to the US they had borderline poverty because the Aff simply said working a low wage job is better than being dead Also the card that claims a language barrier in the process of applying for visa doesn't convince me since they are bilingual in English which would mean they probably could comprehend the application. So any of you give me ideas on what to run? If the aff is an entire moral obligation/structural Violence Impact. How can I garner offence against the case? Foreign Cps don't seem to work because the Aff has a clear US obligation DAs don't seemed to be very effective as people's lies at stake outweigh any potential large scale impact in most lay judges minds. (I also live in a quite conservative state that hardcore supports the military & its supporters). Can you even argue T? (I can see T-reduce doesn't mean eliminate but i've yet to see a judge vote T on nit picky differences) What On-Case could even work? Articles seem only to emphasize that we should do the plan and don't really list any cons except that the US processing is very slow (again solvency apparently ans. this + plan text). Thanks in advance!
  2. kasn113

    Any weird, but topical affs?

    I know it's a little late in the season to be asking for help with affs, but I just need an aff topic for one week. My partner is going to be out of town, and there is not enough time to explain the depths of my regular case to a temporary partner. Really, what I'm looking for is a topic good enough to run for a week. Any little suggestion helps... 😁
  3. masterdebater6969

    Detention

    If anyone has cards linking A) legal representation to detention B). Detention to supporting private prisons or C). Private prisons to structural violence (this should be the easiest one), I'd be willing to trade lots of disability lit relevant to immigration and/or detention
  4. What arguments go best against Topicality with Gender Asylum???
  5. How do I answer the neg argument that immigration doesn't solve aging? I am specifically looking at Camarota 16.
  6. misrap354

    2018-2019 AFF list

    Has anyone starting a running list off known camp affs on this topic?it would gladly help if you could share im kinda out of the loop rn
  7. Ktyler

    Affirmatives Worth Trying?

    I’ve gone through the squirrel cases, like anarchy in America, America annexes the world, open borders with a communism adv, the list goes on. Does anyone have an aff that might be worth running?
  8. XrossEcramination

    Affs For Next Year(Immigration)

    What affs do y'all think people will run next year. K and Policy.
  9. nuuttisaward

    Kritikal affs for new topic

    I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for any obscure kritikal affs, right now I am trying to come up with something along the lines of lgbtq+ migrants.
  10. binghamtondebate

    Thursday File, 4/3/20104

    File Name: Thursday File, 4/3/20104 File Submitter: binghamtondebate File Submitted: 03 Apr 2014 File Category: Thursday Files Resolution: Latin America 4/3/2014 Thursday File Produced by: Joe Leeson-Schatz, Director of Debate at Binghamton University File includes 3 full scenarios: Wages, Patent Reform, and NSA Reform. All claim to be coming up to a vote next week. File also includes generic uniqueness updates and immigration updates. ***WAGES DA***. 2 SHELLS & BLOCK OVs. 3 Short Shell 4 Long Shell 7 Short Shell Overview.. 11 Long Shell Overview.. 14 UNIQUENESS. 17 Will Pass Now.. 18 Pushing Now.. 21 Top of Docket. 25 INTERNALS. 26 PC Key to Wage Increase. 27 ANSWERS TO.. 28 AT: Thumpers. 29 AT: GOP Will Block. 30 AT: Will Kill Jobs. 31 AT: Econ Collapse Doesn’t Cause War. 32 AT: No Brink to Econ Collapse. 34 IMPACT SCENARIOS. 36 Impacts - Economy. 37 Impacts - Sexism.. 39 AFF ANSWERS. 40 Non-Unique - Won’t Pass Now.. 41 Non-Unique - No Chance for Compromise. 42 No Impact - States Solve. 43 Impact Turn - Hurts Economy. 44 ***PATENT REFORM DA***. 46 SHELLS & BLOCK OVs. 47 Short Shell 48 Long Shell 51 Universal Overview.. 55 UNIQUENESS. 56 April 8th Timeframe. 57 Passing. 58 AT: Delay On Vote. 60 INTERNALS. 61 PC Key. 62 Obama Pushing. 63 ANSWERS TO.. 65 AT: Reform Doesn’t Solve. 66 AT: Reform Doesn’t Solve (Fee Shifting). 68 AT: Squo Solves. 69 AT: Courts Solve. 70 AT: XO Solves. 72 IMPACT SCENARIOS. 74 Economic Competitiveness. 75 Green Tech. 77 Nanotech. 81 Nanotech (Health). 87 Pharmaceuticals. 90 AFF ANSWERS. 91 Won’t Pass. 92 Patent Reform Kills Economy. 94 No Impact. 96 ***NSA DA***. 98 SHELL. 99 Universal Shell 100 UNIQUENESS. 102 Will Pass Now.. 103 Obama Pushing Now.. 104 Vote Coming Next Week. 106 ANSWERS TO.. 107 AT: NSA Power Solves Terrorism.. 108 AT: Congressional Action Not Needed. 109 AT: NSA Good. 110 IMPACTS. 111 Civil Liberties. 112 EU Alliance. 114 Environment. 117 UN Credibility. 120 AFF ANSWERS. 121 NSA Regulations Don’t Solve. 122 Impact Turn - Trojan Horse. 124 Impact Turn - Hurts Internet Freedom.. 126 Impact Turn - Terrorism.. 127 ***GENERIC POLITICS***. 130 IMMIGRATION UPDATES. 131 Still On Table. 132 Will Pass Now.. 133 Is Dead. 134 No Impact. 135 NEGATIVE. 136 Obama Popularity On Rise. 137 AT: Obama PC On Venezuela Now.. 138 AFFIRMATIVE. 139 No PC Now.. 140 Obama Spending PC On Latin America Now.. 142 LINKS & LINK TURNS. 143 Engagement Popular. 144 Click here to download this file
  11. binghamtondebate

    Thursday File, 4/3/20104

    Version Thursday File, Regular V

    4/3/2014 Thursday File Produced by: Joe Leeson-Schatz, Director of Debate at Binghamton University File includes 3 full scenarios: Wages, Patent Reform, and NSA Reform. All claim to be coming up to a vote next week. File also includes generic uniqueness updates and immigration updates. ***WAGES DA***. 2 SHELLS & BLOCK OVs. 3 Short Shell 4 Long Shell 7 Short Shell Overview.. 11 Long Shell Overview.. 14 UNIQUENESS. 17 Will Pass Now.. 18 Pushing Now.. 21 Top of Docket. 25 INTERNALS. 26 PC Key to Wage Increase. 27 ANSWERS TO.. 28 AT: Thumpers. 29 AT: GOP Will Block. 30 AT: Will Kill Jobs. 31 AT: Econ Collapse Doesn’t Cause War. 32 AT: No Brink to Econ Collapse. 34 IMPACT SCENARIOS. 36 Impacts - Economy. 37 Impacts - Sexism.. 39 AFF ANSWERS. 40 Non-Unique - Won’t Pass Now.. 41 Non-Unique - No Chance for Compromise. 42 No Impact - States Solve. 43 Impact Turn - Hurts Economy. 44 ***PATENT REFORM DA***. 46 SHELLS & BLOCK OVs. 47 Short Shell 48 Long Shell 51 Universal Overview.. 55 UNIQUENESS. 56 April 8th Timeframe. 57 Passing. 58 AT: Delay On Vote. 60 INTERNALS. 61 PC Key. 62 Obama Pushing. 63 ANSWERS TO.. 65 AT: Reform Doesn’t Solve. 66 AT: Reform Doesn’t Solve (Fee Shifting). 68 AT: Squo Solves. 69 AT: Courts Solve. 70 AT: XO Solves. 72 IMPACT SCENARIOS. 74 Economic Competitiveness. 75 Green Tech. 77 Nanotech. 81 Nanotech (Health). 87 Pharmaceuticals. 90 AFF ANSWERS. 91 Won’t Pass. 92 Patent Reform Kills Economy. 94 No Impact. 96 ***NSA DA***. 98 SHELL. 99 Universal Shell 100 UNIQUENESS. 102 Will Pass Now.. 103 Obama Pushing Now.. 104 Vote Coming Next Week. 106 ANSWERS TO.. 107 AT: NSA Power Solves Terrorism.. 108 AT: Congressional Action Not Needed. 109 AT: NSA Good. 110 IMPACTS. 111 Civil Liberties. 112 EU Alliance. 114 Environment. 117 UN Credibility. 120 AFF ANSWERS. 121 NSA Regulations Don’t Solve. 122 Impact Turn - Trojan Horse. 124 Impact Turn - Hurts Internet Freedom.. 126 Impact Turn - Terrorism.. 127 ***GENERIC POLITICS***. 130 IMMIGRATION UPDATES. 131 Still On Table. 132 Will Pass Now.. 133 Is Dead. 134 No Impact. 135 NEGATIVE. 136 Obama Popularity On Rise. 137 AT: Obama PC On Venezuela Now.. 138 AFFIRMATIVE. 139 No PC Now.. 140 Obama Spending PC On Latin America Now.. 142 LINKS & LINK TURNS. 143 Engagement Popular. 144

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  12. binghamtondebate

    Thursday File, 4/10/20104

    File Name: Thursday File, 4/10/20104 File Submitter: binghamtondebate File Submitted: 10 Apr 2014 File Category: Thursday Files Resolution: Latin America This Thursday file includes a whole new scenario on the Middle East Peace Process as well as an Immigration Reform DA. In addition, it includes updates on patent reform, minimum wage, tpp, and nsa. As a bonus the file includes a Delay CP (which will solve for all the politics scenarios since most votes are coming up within the next week or so) as well as a DeDev impact turn frontline (since a lot of politics impact scenarios are the economy). The file was made by Joe Leeson-Schatz, Director of Debate at Binghamton University ***PEACE PROCESS DA***. 2 SHELLS & OVERVIEWS. 3 1NC SHELL. 4 Block Overview.. 8 UNIQUENESS. 9 Uniqueness. 10 ANSWERS TO.. 12 AT: No Brink. 13 AT: Peace Talks Dead. 14 AT: Peace Process Fails. 15 AT: US Involvement Irrelevant. 17 AT: No Timeframe. 19 AT: Can Focus On Multiple Things. 20 AT: Plan Is Irrelevant. 22 AT: No Risk of Escalation. 23 LINKS. 24 Cuba. 25 Venezuela. 26 Mexico. 27 IMPACTS. 28 Iranian Proliferation. 29 Terrorism.. 30 UN Credibility. 31 AFF ANSWERS. 32 Peace Talks Dead. 33 AT: Kerry Says Talks Alive. 35 Palestinians Won’t Negotiate. 36 Peace Talks Bad. 37 ***IMMIGRATION***. 38 SHELLS & OVERVIEWS. 39 1NC Shell 40 UNIQUENESS. 43 Passing Now.. 44 Obama Using PC Now.. 46 Bipartisan Support Now.. 47 ANSWERS TO.. 48 AT: GOP Will Block. 49 AT: Don’t Need Congressional Action. 51 AT: Executive Order Solves. 52 AT: Backlog Prevents Solvency. 53 IMPACTS. 54 Economy. 55 Latin America. 57 Civil Rights. 58 AFF ANSWERS. 59 Won’t Pass. 60 Not Obama’s Agenda. 62 Obama’s PC Use is Bad. 63 ***TPP DA***. 64 UNIQUENESS. 65 April 24th Timeframe. 66 Final Stages Now.. 67 INTERNALS. 68 Congressional Support K2 Passage. 69 Focus Needed for Passage. 71 IMPACTS. 72 Asian Hegemony. 73 AFF ANSWERS. 74 Won’t Pass. 75 Impact Turns. 78 ***MINIMUM WAGE***. 79 UNIQUENESS. 80 Will Pass Now.. 81 April 28th. 82 ANSWERS TO.. 83 AT: Increase Bad for Economy. 84 AT: PC Not Key to Passage. 86 AFF ANSWERS. 87 Won’t Pass. 88 Raise Kills Jobs. 89 No Impact. 91 ***PATENT REFORM***. 92 UNIQUENESS. 93 Will Pass Now.. 94 ANSWERS TO.. 96 AT: Don’t Need Congressional Action. 97 IMPACTS. 98 Economy. 99 AFF ANSWERS. 100 Won’t Pass. 101 Delayed Again. 102 ***NSA REFORM***. 103 UNIQUENESS. 104 NSA Reforms Being Pushed Now.. 105 ANSWERS TO.. 106 AT: XO Solves. 107 AFF ANSWERS. 108 Won’t Pass. 109 Obama’s Proposal Meaningless. 110 Don’t Need Congressional Action. 112 ***GENERIC POLITICS***. 113 ECONOMY UPDATES. 114 Global Economy Strong Now.. 115 Economy Impacts. 116 DeDev Impact Turn. 118 INTERNALS DEBATE. 123 AT: Winners Win. 124 PC IRRELEVANT. 125 Obama Can’t Pass Anything. 126 ***DELAY CP***. 127 SHELL & NOTES. 128 1NC Shell 129 Notes. 130 ANSWERS TO.. 131 AT: Delay CP Bad. 132 AT: Perm – Do Plan In a Month. 135 AT: Perm – Do Both. 136 AT: Timeframe to Solvency Deficit. 137 ADDITIONAL NEG CARDS. 138 Delay K2 Foreign Policy Education. 139 Delay K2 Policy Education. 141 Resolved Means Immediate 142 Click here to download this file
  13. Lazzarone

    Wolfgang Streeck

    WOLFGANG STREECK (alongside Anwar Shaikh, Andrew Kliman, Nancy Holmstrom, Erik Olin Wright, Paul Mattick Jr., and others) should be on every good Marxists' radar. He's an economic sociologist and director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies; here's an essay from this year in which he spits fire: https://wolfgangstreeck.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/streeck2017_whose-side-are-we-on.pdf.
  14. binghamtondebate

    Thursday File, 4/10/20104

    Version Regular

    This Thursday file includes a whole new scenario on the Middle East Peace Process as well as an Immigration Reform DA. In addition, it includes updates on patent reform, minimum wage, tpp, and nsa. As a bonus the file includes a Delay CP (which will solve for all the politics scenarios since most votes are coming up within the next week or so) as well as a DeDev impact turn frontline (since a lot of politics impact scenarios are the economy). The file was made by Joe Leeson-Schatz, Director of Debate at Binghamton University ***PEACE PROCESS DA***. 2 SHELLS & OVERVIEWS. 3 1NC SHELL. 4 Block Overview.. 8 UNIQUENESS. 9 Uniqueness. 10 ANSWERS TO.. 12 AT: No Brink. 13 AT: Peace Talks Dead. 14 AT: Peace Process Fails. 15 AT: US Involvement Irrelevant. 17 AT: No Timeframe. 19 AT: Can Focus On Multiple Things. 20 AT: Plan Is Irrelevant. 22 AT: No Risk of Escalation. 23 LINKS. 24 Cuba. 25 Venezuela. 26 Mexico. 27 IMPACTS. 28 Iranian Proliferation. 29 Terrorism.. 30 UN Credibility. 31 AFF ANSWERS. 32 Peace Talks Dead. 33 AT: Kerry Says Talks Alive. 35 Palestinians Won’t Negotiate. 36 Peace Talks Bad. 37 ***IMMIGRATION***. 38 SHELLS & OVERVIEWS. 39 1NC Shell 40 UNIQUENESS. 43 Passing Now.. 44 Obama Using PC Now.. 46 Bipartisan Support Now.. 47 ANSWERS TO.. 48 AT: GOP Will Block. 49 AT: Don’t Need Congressional Action. 51 AT: Executive Order Solves. 52 AT: Backlog Prevents Solvency. 53 IMPACTS. 54 Economy. 55 Latin America. 57 Civil Rights. 58 AFF ANSWERS. 59 Won’t Pass. 60 Not Obama’s Agenda. 62 Obama’s PC Use is Bad. 63 ***TPP DA***. 64 UNIQUENESS. 65 April 24th Timeframe. 66 Final Stages Now.. 67 INTERNALS. 68 Congressional Support K2 Passage. 69 Focus Needed for Passage. 71 IMPACTS. 72 Asian Hegemony. 73 AFF ANSWERS. 74 Won’t Pass. 75 Impact Turns. 78 ***MINIMUM WAGE***. 79 UNIQUENESS. 80 Will Pass Now.. 81 April 28th. 82 ANSWERS TO.. 83 AT: Increase Bad for Economy. 84 AT: PC Not Key to Passage. 86 AFF ANSWERS. 87 Won’t Pass. 88 Raise Kills Jobs. 89 No Impact. 91 ***PATENT REFORM***. 92 UNIQUENESS. 93 Will Pass Now.. 94 ANSWERS TO.. 96 AT: Don’t Need Congressional Action. 97 IMPACTS. 98 Economy. 99 AFF ANSWERS. 100 Won’t Pass. 101 Delayed Again. 102 ***NSA REFORM***. 103 UNIQUENESS. 104 NSA Reforms Being Pushed Now.. 105 ANSWERS TO.. 106 AT: XO Solves. 107 AFF ANSWERS. 108 Won’t Pass. 109 Obama’s Proposal Meaningless. 110 Don’t Need Congressional Action. 112 ***GENERIC POLITICS***. 113 ECONOMY UPDATES. 114 Global Economy Strong Now.. 115 Economy Impacts. 116 DeDev Impact Turn. 118 INTERNALS DEBATE. 123 AT: Winners Win. 124 PC IRRELEVANT. 125 Obama Can’t Pass Anything. 126 ***DELAY CP***. 127 SHELL & NOTES. 128 1NC Shell 129 Notes. 130 ANSWERS TO.. 131 AT: Delay CP Bad. 132 AT: Perm – Do Plan In a Month. 135 AT: Perm – Do Both. 136 AT: Timeframe to Solvency Deficit. 137 ADDITIONAL NEG CARDS. 138 Delay K2 Foreign Policy Education. 139 Delay K2 Policy Education. 141 Resolved Means Immediate 142

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  15. XrossEcramination

    Immigration Topic Pre-Season

    Does anybody want to start making files for the immigration topic next year so that we can get a head start? If anybody is interested I'll make a slack and dropbox. Edit: Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/immigrationpreseason/shared_invite/enQtMzE0MDc3NDg0NzQyLWI0YjFiMDc3YTgwMTJhN2I4Njg2ZjgxNGI1NWFjYTQxNTE2NTA0MDE1OGQxNjVlNDQ5ZmI3MjIwNTU3Mjk0ZTU
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